Palm Springs residents can take various materials to select locations in the area for recycling or disposal.
Household Hazardous Waste
The Palm Springs Regional Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility will accept household hazardous waste from residents at the facility located at 1100 Vella Road. The facility is open on Saturdays, regular hours (October - May) 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and summer hours (June – September) 7:00 am to noon. It is closed on holiday weekends.
Bring your used syringes in SHARPS containers or other plastic containers for disposal.
Residents can bring up to five gallons or 50 pounds of chemical waste per trip. Items include: household cleaners, syringes, oil- or water-based paints, chemicals, motor oil and filters, electronics, Mercury products and batteries. For more information http://www.rcwaste.org/hhw or call Riverside County Waste Management Department 1-800-304-2226.
Palm Springs Recycling (no affiliation with the City or Palm Springs Disposal) operates recycling centers at 280 West Oasis Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262, and 36630 Sunair Plaza, Cathedral City, CA 92234. This facility will pay you for recyclable materials such as CRV bottles and cans. They also take cardboard, scrap metal, and other recyclable materials.
Household Batteries and Small Electronics
The City of Palm Springs operates a recycling program for batteries and small electronics. These items are not accepted in the curbside recycling or trash collections. Take your used batteries and small electronics to any one of eight locations throughout the City. For more information, check out the Battery Recycling Program website.
Larger batteries such as car batteries should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off center.