Auto Fluids Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off is available twice a month by appointment only on Saturdays for household hazardous waste and/or universal waste. Acceptable items include over-the-counter and prescription medications, fluorescent light tubes, motor oil and used motor oil, antifreeze, paint, chemicals (pool and others), household cleaners, and pesticides. The majority of medications are accepted as household hazardous waste excluding controlled substances. Some items can be dropped off at the HHW Facility without an appointment and during hours of operation. These items include: sharps waste (syringes or lancets) properly packaged for safe disposal, (used) motor oil, filters and antifreeze. Proof of residency is required. To make an appointment to drop off your household hazardous waste on the next available Saturday at the Waste Management HHW Facility at 2880 Industry Street, please call Waste Management’s Customer Service line at (760) 439-2824. HHW must be dropped off by appointment – click for more info. Never Dump Down the Drain Auto fluids, such as brake fluid and motor oil, can contaminate lakes and rivers, so never dump them in the trash or down the drain. Instead, dispose of them as hazardous waste. Alternative Ways to Recycle Firestone Complete Auto Care Auto fluids can be recycled at an auto repair shop, such as Firestone Complete Auto Care. Call ahead and ask if they have any special requirements for the transportation of those fluids. Some collection places require a special container for transporting auto fluids, which can be purchased from their store.