Household Hazardous Waste

In Santee, California

Hazardous material is any liquid or solid substance that poses a threat to human health and safety or to the environment if improperly treated, stored, transported or disposed of.

Household hazardous waste is potentially harmful waste used around the home. Santee residents should dispose of these materials at the Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection facility operated by Waste Management in El Cajon. The facility is open second and fourth Saturdays by appointment only. Residents must call Waste Management an appointment and directions. There is currently no charge for disposal. Loads cannot exceed 125 pounds or 15 gallons. No explosives, medical waste or business waste is accepted.

Examples of common household hazardous waste (some items require an appointment):

  • Antifreeze
  • Asbestos
  • Household batteries
  • Gasoline
  • Compressed gas containers
  • Consumer electronic devices
  • Television/computer monitor 
  • Fluorescent lamps
  • Fire Extinguisher (Appointment Required)
  • Home-generated sharps
  • Mattresses and box springs 
  • Partially used aerosol containers
  • Oil-based paints
  • Latex paints
  • Rodent poison
  • Weed killer

Curbside Pick-Up - call Waste Management to schedule 619-596-5100

  • Motor oil
  • Used oil filters

Download a complete list of acceptable items

The following items/materials are accepted without an appointment Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at Waste Management's recycling center located at 925 O'Conner Street:

  • Sharps (syringes and lancets properly packaged for disposal)
  • Household batteries
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Thermostats
  • E-waste (TVs, computers, VCRs, stereos, microwaves) (Limit: 1-2 similar items per visit)

Prescription Drug Drop Off: The Santee Sheriff's Station at 8811 Cuyamaca Street has a bin in their lobby which residents can use to dispose of expired or no longer needed prescription medications.


Waste Management

Phone: 619-596-5100

Waste Management
925 O'Conner Street
El Cajon, CA 92020

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