Shoe Polish 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. Ways to Reduce Opt for a Natural Polish Choose a natural shoe polish that doesn’t contain turpentine, chemical dyes or petroleum byproducts. Look for natural oils, waxes, and mineral or organic pigments. DIY Shoe Polish Beeswax or carnuba wax and walnut, coconut or olive oil are eco-friendly alternatives to store-bought shoe polish. Try making your own petroleum-free polish by combining 2 ounces of oil, ½ ounce of beeswax, and ½ to 1 teaspoon of natural pigment from Earth Pigments.