San Diego Recycling Drop Off Locations

If curbside recycling is not an option, San Diego residents have several other options, including city park and recreation centers, privately ran recycling centers, and the Miramar Recycling Center. The below covers the top drop-off locations for San Diego Recycling.

Miramar Recycling Center

Located north of State Route 52, at 5165 Convoy St. in the city of San Diego, the Miramar Recycling Center is open Monday through Saturday, 7 am to 4:30 pm. They accept most recyclables, including large or bulky recyclable items that may not fit in your curbside bins.

Refunds for Recycling

The Miramar Recycling Center pays the CRV-California Redemption Value for all aluminum, plastic, glass, and steel beverage containers. There may also be scrap value paid out for some metals, newspapers, and cardboard.

Donation Only Recycling Items

These include items deemed recyclable but do not pay a redemption value or incur a charge to accept. Examples include TVs, computer monitors, non-CRV glass bottles, non-CRV #1 and #2 narrow-neck plastic containers, non-CRV steel cans, ferrous metals like BBQs, wrought iron, mixed paper, used residential cooking oil (max 30 quarts).

Recycling Fees- The Miramar Recycling Center accepts many items which are prohibited from normal curbside trash. These items should never be dumped improperly; this is a convenient drop-off system to dispose of correctly.

  • Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners (other items that contain CFCs) – $25.00/each
  • Large household appliances (stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters) – $12.00/each
  • Tires (18” and under) – $7.00/each
  • Toilets – $6.00/each
  • Small computers, household electronics (printers, keyboards) – $0.25/pound

For any materials not covered in the list or to verify pricing call Miramar Recycling Center at 858-268-8971

Recycling at the City’s Park and Recreation Centers

San Diego residents are lucky to have easy access to recycling receptacles located throughout the city’s parks and recreation centers. Accepted items include paper, cardboard, bottles, cans, jars, clean plastic food containers, plastic buckets, toys, tubs, and also shredded paper.

List of Recycling Drop off Locations

Private Recycling Centers in the City of San Diego

There are also several privately ran recycling centers throughout the city of San Diego available for the drop off of recyclable household items. A few are listed below. Hours vary, so call ahead.

Prince Recycling

5096 Voltaire Street, San Diego 92107

San Diego CRV Center

857 32nd Street, San Diego 92102

Quality Recycling

13863 Poway Street, Poway 92064

AB Recycling

3055 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego 92105