Palm Springs residents can take various materials to select locations in the area for recycling or disposal.
Household Hazardous Waste
In light of the COVID-19 situation, RCDWR is taking precautions in our department to keep employees healthy and help prevent illness in our workplace and the community. We are monitoring the impacts of the situation and will adjust accordingly. If changes are made, we will post notifications on the RCDWR home page and via social media.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection events are cancelled through April 2020.
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.
The City of Palm Springs offers free sharps containers for residents to use when storing needles and other items. Full containers can be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste facility at 1100 Vella Road.
Used medications can be dropped off at the Reception Desk at Palm Springs City Hall, 3200 E Tahquitz Canyon Way and Fire Station #2, 300 El Cielo Road. (Note: We cannot accept controlled substances.) Read our flier for more information.
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.CRV Bottles and Cans
rePlanet operated recycling buy-back facilities across the valley. Unfortunately, due to changes in recycling materials markets, they were forced to close. Palm Springs residents interested in getting money for their CRV bottles and cans can take them to the following locations:
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.
Other Recyclable Materials
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. In addition to CRV bottles and cans, they also take cardboard, scrap metal, and other recyclable materials.