Lighters 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 Pour Down Sink Lighter fluid should never be poured down the sink. Doing so could contaminate drinking water sources. Learn how to dispose of lighter fluid. Rechargeable Lighters Are E-Waste Rechargeable lighters, also known as plasma lighters, are electronic so they must be disposed of with e-waste. Ways to Reduce Use Matches Matches are an inexpensive and environmentally friendly alternative to disposable lighters. Try Refillable Lighters Refillable and rechargeable lighters are a great way to reduce waste, especially for people who use lighters frequently.