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why recycle?

Recycling reduces waste, keeps our environment clean, extends the life of our landfills, and keeps waste disposal costs down. Recycle mixed paper, cardboard, plastic (#1 - #7), glass, aluminum and steel cans, etc. through your EDCO Disposal residential or commercial waste / recycling service.


hazardous waste

Free Drop-off Recycling 
It is illegal to dispose of hazardous waste in the trash. Hazardous products are poisonous to people and pets and pollute the environment. Lemon Grove offers the following free recycling opportunities: 

  • Batteries – Free drop-off at EDCO, 6700 Federal Boulevard
  • Electronics – Free drop-off for residents and businesses at EDCO, 6700 Federal Boulevard
  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) – Free residential drop-off by appointment only. Call EDCO to make an appointment at (619) 287-5696 Extension 4270.
  • Other Items – I Love A Clean San Diego database
  • Sharps – Free drop-off for residents at EDCO, 6700 Federal Boulevard
  • Universal Waste (U-Waste) – Free residential drop-off by appointment
  • Used Motor Oil – Recycle used oil & filters at local oil recycling centers


Free Homebound Services 

Lemon Grove offers a free Home Pickup Program, for the above hazardous waste categories. 

Assembly Bill 341

California Commercial and Multifamily Recycling Mandate see

Assembly Bill 1826

California Commercial Organics Recycling Mandate see

Construction & Demolition Debris (C&D) Recycling 

The City’s C&D ordinance has a minimum 75% recycling rate for C&D debris and 100% recycling rate for land clearing debris. See link in left-hand column. See SANCO Resource Recovery for more information. 

More Information 

CalRecycle offers many free publications to help you reduce, reuse, and recycle.

View composting tips and additional resources here


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