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Hazardous Waste Disposal

HHW Facility



The South Bay Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility located at 1800 Maxwell Road will be operational once again starting Saturday, May 9th. Please note that visitors to the HHW Facility MUST follow these protocols: 1) Visitors must remain in their vehicle at all times, 2) Visitors must be wearing a face covering, and 3) Visitors should only place their household hazardous waste in the car trunk or truck bed – items will NOT be offloaded from the passenger area of a vehicle. Only Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, National City, and unincorporated County of San Diego residents are accepted at this facility. Please call (619) 691-5122 if you have questions.


Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, National City and Unincorporated San Diego County residents can dispose of household toxics at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection facility, located at:


City of Chula Vista Public Works Center

1800 Maxwell Road

Chula Vista, CA 91911

(second entrance, beyond the

employee parking lot)

Wednesdays and Saturdays only

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Please bring a valid California Driver's License, Identification Card or a recent utility bill for proof of residency.

This facility will be closed the Saturday after Thanksgiving and Independence Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day if observed on a Wednesday or Saturday.


City of San Diego residents are not accepted at the Chula Vista household hazardous waste facility.

City of San Diego Hazardous Waste hotline: (858) 694-7000

 Acceptable items:

• Paints • Pesticides
• Fertilizers • Pool chemicals
• Photo chemicals • Used motor oil and filters
• Fluorescent lights • Dry cell and automotive batteries
• Sharps/needles
• Cooking oil
• Fuel
• Electronics
• Vape Pens (Non-Cannabis)

The California Department of Transportation limits the transport of hazardous waste to 15 gallons or 125 pounds per vehicle.   Please drive safely!

Free home pick-up is available to disabled and/or elderly residents who do not have the ability to transport their household hazardous waste to us. Please call (619) 691-5122 to see if you qualify for free home pick-up of your household hazardous waste.

If you are bringing fuel (gasoline, diesel, etc.) to this facility, please note that the container you transport the fuel in CANNOT be returned to you.


Qualifying businesses in Chula Vista can dispose of hazardous waste at no cost.

Apartment/condo managers, non-profit/religious organizations may also qualify.

Please call (619) 691-5161 for more information.


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