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waste-management-logo3-300x116Welcome to the City of El Cajon's Recycling web page. This page is intended to provide general information regarding recycling activities within the City limits of El Cajon.

For details or questions regarding your account, please contact Waste Management directly. Waste Management, Inc. (WM) is the exclusive waste hauler for El Cajon. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

I need to dispose of a large appliance; can I just leave it next to my bins on trash day?
Bulk item pickup service is available for residential and commercial customers. Schedule yours here.

Where can I dispose of my electronic waste (e-waste)?
TVs and computer monitors are now being accepted as bulk items, or can be dropped off at the WM Recycling Center at 925 O'Conner St., El Cajon, for disposal at no charge. For details click here.

Is there a way to pay my WM bill online?
WM makes paying your bill online easy via the ezPay system. Set up automatic payments or make a one time payment.

How can I set up waste disposal service for my business?
Visit the WM Commercial Services page.

Where can I dispose of my used motor oil and other household hazardous waste?
WM has specific guidelines for proper collection of used oil and household hazardous waste. For details, click here.

Is there a place I can recycle my Christmas tree?
Just after the holiday season, WM provides tree recycling service. After the holiday pickup schedule, refer to the bulk item pickup information.

Tree recycling service for the upcoming holiday season will be:
December  26, 2018 - January 9, 2019.

Residents can also bring their Christmas trees to our Transfer Station located at 925 O’Conner St. starting December 26th where they can drop them off as well. 

Find a WM facility near you.