Auto Wax & Polish

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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.

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Never Dump Down the Drain

Auto wax and polish are flammable and can contaminate waterways. Never dump auto wax or polish in the trash or down the drain; dispose of them as Household Hazardous Waste.

Did You Know?

Eco-Friendly Car Care Products

Some companies are developing car care products that are non-toxic and do not have to be rinsed off with water. One example is Nature’s Green Magic, which offers a variety of green, waterless car cleaning products.