Household Hazardous & E-Waste Collection Event Dates

Sat, Oct 18 — 8am-1:30pm

Sat, Jan 10, 2015 — 8am-1:30pm


All events take place at the 22 Area Recycling Center. These events are FREE! View map here.

Click here to view a list of materials that can be recycled at these events.

Electronic Waste

  • Computer monitors, computer software disks, computers/CPUs, laptops
  • Cell phones, PDAs, pagers
  • Photocopiers, printers, scanners, fax machines
  • Stereos, radios, speakers, stereos, MP3 players or iPods
  • Telephones and answering machines
  • Televisions (CRT, LCD, or plasma), VCRs/DVD players
  • Video game consoles

Hazardous Waste

  • Oils (motor or cooking)
  • Household cleaners (bleach etc)
  • Old gasoline
  • Yard chemicals
  • Batteries (alkaline, car, lithium, etc)
  • Paints
  • Florescent light bulbs
  • Aerosol cans
  • Solvents
  • Degreasers

If you have any questions or if you would like more information, contact the Base Recycling Manager at (760) 725-4982.

The Camp Pendleton Recycling Program promotes environmental stewardship to meet Federal and State waste diversion mandates.

Teamwork from all residents, tenants, units and commands at Camp Pendleton is making an important contribution towards showing those in surrounding communities that Camp Pendleton cares about the environment.


Camp Pendleton recycles post-consumer materials to preserve our precious and limited natural resources.
Camp Pendleton recycles to support quality of life improvements in safety, health, energy conservation and pollution abatement programs.
Camp Pendleton recycles to make a difference.

Did you know that money generated by the Camp Pendleton
recycling program goes right back into our military community?



Here are just a few things that have been purchased…


Specialized Wheelchairs for Beaches
Fire Rings for Beaches
Bookmobile & Books for Base Libraries
Two 20-Passenger Busses
Picnic pavilions, tables, and grills
Cabanas & shade structures
Fitness Equipment for Base Gyms
Uniforms & Equipment for Youth Sports
Energy-Saving Utility Vehicles
Football Helmets/Pads for Intramurals
Ice Machines

Bleachers for Athletics Fields
Furniture for Single Marine Program
Tricycles/Scooters/Helmets for CDC’s
Mobile Rock Climbing Wall
Safety Materials
Motorcycle Training Simulators
Driving Simulators
Youth & Teen Center Rec Equipment
SOI Crosswalk Safety Lighting
Bus Stop Improvements
& more!

Where can I recycle electronic and other forms of hazardous waste?

There are a couple of options.

If it’s your personal property and it’s still usable, you can donate it to a charitable organization or to an off-base reseller. If these aren’t an option for you, take it to your nearest Camp Pendleton Recycling Center during operating hours.

Hazardous waste turn-in events occur off-base in cities surrounding Camp Pendleton throughout the month. You can find dates and times for these events in your local newspaper.

Contact your Base Housing Management office for turn-in procedures and programs that apply to your neighborhood.

What materials can we recycle?

Cardboard, paper, aluminum & plastic bottles and cans, glass bottles and jars, scrap metals. This includes detergent and shampoo bottles, metal food cans and cereal/food boxes.

Where can I drop off my recyclable materials?

You can drop your materials off at any one of three recycling centers in 22 Area, 13 Area, and 52 Areas during operating hours.

For after hours drop-off:

Electronic or household hazardous waste is not permitted at after-hours drop-off sites!

Who do I call when I need assistance or have a question?

Call the Base Recycling Center at (760) 725-4892 or the Base Recycling Manager at (760) 725-4982.

Who is required to recycle at Camp Pendleton?

Everyone! Base Order 6280.5B requires all MCB Camp Pendleton occupants to recycle.

Can someone other than Camp Pendleton Recycling Staff or Waste Management remove recyclables from bins and containers?

No. Scavenging is illegal and should be reported to PMO or the Recycling Manager.

Do you give money back for bottles and cans?

No. We are not a redemption center. All recyclables received are considered donated and the revenue obtained from sales is returned to the Base Recycling Program.After paying for the recycling program’s overhead, the remainder pays for morale, welfare and recreation projects.

Can we use black plastic bags?

No. All bags used for holding recyclables must be transparent.

I live in family housing and I need recycling bins. Who can I call?

Please call your housing management office.

Do I have to wash out empty bottles, jars and cans?

No, but it is recommended, so to reduce flies, vermin and odors.

Do I need to remove the label from bottles, jars and cans?

No. Removing the label is no longer required.

Do you accept shredded paper?

Yes, as long as it is placed into clear plastic bags.

Do you accept styrofoam?

Yes. We accept all packaging material, especially the kind that comes with televisions and computers.

22 Area Main Recycling Center

Two Blocks East of DRMO
Bldg 22054 – Map

Mon–Fri 7:30am–4pm
Sat/Sun Closed

(760) 725-4982

13 Area Satellite Recycling Center

Across from Auto Skills
Bldg 13193 – Map
(760) 763-1650

52 Area Satellite Recycling Center

Behind the Fire Station
Bldg 520189 – Map
(760) 763-2830

After-Hour Drop-Off Sites

Two Blocks East of DRMO
Bldg 22054 – Map