Step Up Your Recycling Efforts Composting It's Easier Than You Think!
Storm Drain PollutionEnsure that only rain goes down the storm drain. Call us at 1-888-846-0800 to report storm water pollution.
Are they recyclable?Plastic Bags San Diego uses 500 million plastic bags every year. But less than 3% of them are recycled. »Read More
Get the low downWhat You Can & Can't Recycle In Blue BinsWatch this video to learn which items can be recycled in your home recycling blue bins in both the City of San Diego and the County of San Diego. »Watch Video
Think you need an oil change? Chances are you don't need one as often as you think. Find the recommended amount of mileage you can drive before an oil change is needed here; all you need is the year, make and model.
If you do need an oil change, please dispose of your used oil responsibly.
It only takes one drop of motor oil to contaminate an entire swimming pools worth of water. Motor oil is insoluble, persistent, and contains heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Properly recycled used motor oil can be cleaned and used again, ensuring that it doesn't contaminate local waterways and pollute our environment.
There are more than 200 locations in San Diego County that accept used motor oil and used oil filters from the public for recycling year-round. Motor oil must not be contaminated with water or other liquids such as antifreeze, solvents or gasoline.
To find a location near you, use the recycling search above and complete all fields. You will then see a list of the ten closest locations to you to recycle your used motor oil. Residents that have contaminated motor oil or more than five gallons of clean motor oil can must visit a household hazardous waste collection facility. Use the search bar above to learn more or call 1-877-R1-EARTH.
Office Recycling 101
Is your office recycling everything it can? Recycling properly is as important in your office as it is at home. Take the recycling challenge and implement a recycling program in your office that will help keep recyclables out of the landfill. It’s been estimated that two-thirds of what is in the Miramar Landfill could have been recovered through recycling, repairing, donating or repurposing them. What is even more shocking is how easy it is to prevent that from happening. Take that one extra step towards the recycling bin to maximize the use of everyday items.
When we think of an office setting, we think about paper. Most offices use high grade paper of which only 77% is recycled. Making new paper out of used paper products is much cheaper financially, not to mention it avoids having to extract raw materials to produce. Start by recycling all paper products then encourage others in your office to recycle even more. Learn how you can implement a recycling program in your office here. To find local recycling centers for large quantities of paper products or office supplies, search here, on WasteFreeSD.org.
This article is sponsored by California Bank & Trust.