Household Hazardous Waste

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility located at 1145 E. Taylor Street (across the street from the Public Works Yard) is open to accept residents' drop-offs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. SATURDAYS ONLY during the year except the holiday weekends. No appointment is necessary. There is no direct fee to the residents of Vista. Proof of residency is required.

Residents may drop off used oil, oil filters, antifreeze, auto batteries, paint, pesticides, and other household hazardous waste by "driving through - staff will offload your car. In addition to collecting household hazardous waste, the Vista collection site, as well as the HHW collection site in Poway, now accept electronic waste such as computers, television, toaster ovens, etc.

Free door-to-door collection services are available to citizens 65 or older, or households possessing a registered handicap placard. Please contact (800) 714-1195 to schedule an appointment.

Residents of the unincorporated areas may not use the Vista or Poway HHW facilities. These residents are encouraged to use the Ramona HHW facility located at 324 Maple Street. The Ramona facility is open every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Accepted Items:

  • Household Cleaners e.g. drain openers, oven cleaners, wood and metal polish / cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, disinfectants.
  • Automotive Products e.g. oil and fuel additives, grease/rust solvents, carburetor/fuel injector cleaners, air conditioning refrigerants, starter fluid, lubricating fluids, radiator & transmission fluids/ additives, waxes, polishes, cleaners.
  • Home Maintenance and improvement products e.g. paint thinners, paint strippers, adhesives, paints, stains, varnishes, sealants, and wood preservatives.
  • Lawn and garden products - Pesticides, Herbicides, and Fungicides (Poisons).
  • Miscellaneous - batteries, fingernail polish removers, pool and photo chemicals.
  • Home-generated sharps
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Old and unused medicines

Facility Location: Public Works

1145 E. Taylor Street, Vista, CA 92084-3303, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Saturdays Only)

Closed on these holiday weekends: Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.


(800) 714-1195 for general information and closed Saturday schedule.

Solid Waste Regional Solid Waste Association (RSWA) 619.607.8115


From State Route 78, exit Civic Center Drive, go north. Turn right on East Vista Way. Turn right on Arcadia. Turn left on Laguna Lane. Follow Laguna Lane to East Taylor Street, turn left onto East Taylor Street. Facility (and the entrance) are on the left.


Free Unused Prescription Drop Off Site:

Vista Sheriff's Office - Detention Facility
325 S. Melrose Drive