Palm Springs Special Waste
Animal Waste

Certain residential customers have large properties or ranches that are used for raising animals (such as cattle or horses) or for dog training. These locations produce a large volume of animal waste that cannont be handled with basic residential service. Due to the heavy weight of this material and the special handling that is required, special charges are incurred. Please contact our offices at 327-1351 to find out more.

Sharps - Medical Needles
It is illegal to dispose of home-generated hypodermic needles and other medical sharps in the trash, home recycling containers or green waste containers. State law requires home-generated sharps to be placed in approved containers for transport and disposal. For further details visit this web site:

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Special Services: Special Waste

The following items are considered Special Waste and must be disposed of properly.

eWaste: Computers, TVs, Cell Phone, Computer Monitors

Electronic waste targets a whole group of waste that landfills no longer accept. Our facility will accept this material at no charge. Dropoff hours are: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PSDS uses a company that picks up the materials and recycles them for use in other products. Residential customers can dispose of their eWaste as a bulky item or drop them off during a Citywide Clean Up event.

Universal Wastes including Batteries, Florescent Light Bulbs, Non-Empty Aerosol Cans
Universal waste is banned from landfills and includes fluorescent light tubes and fixtures, all types of batteries, mercury containing switches, gauges and games. Some universal waste can be handled by PSDS and some types may be disposed of at the County HHW cleanup twice a year. Please contact us for details.

Tires are no longer accepted at landfills. Currently there is a tire recycling plant in the Coachella Valley that will take used, un-mounted tires. Palm Springs Disposal will collect a limited amount of tires from your residence at no charge (considered a bulky waste). Only un-mounted tires can be collected. PSDS also provides a citywide cleanup twice a year where tires are accepted for disposal. Only 4 un-mounted tires per vehicle are accepted.