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Free paper shredding event offered in San Marcos on April 14


The City of San Marcos and EDCO Recycling & Waste Collection will host a free paper shredding and electronic waste collection event on Saturday, April 14 from 9 am to noon at Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Road in San Marcos. The event will take place in student parking lot 14 on Mission Road between Comet Circle and the United Methodist Church.

Shredding and e-waste collection
Participants are limited to two bankers boxes (10” x 12” x 15”) per household. Items that should be shredded include legal documents, medical records, financial statements, accounting records, personnel files, audits, bank statements, tax records, receipts/invoices, canceled checks, business plans and credit card numbers.

Unwanted electronics will also be collected including TVs, computer monitors, printers, fax machines, VCRs, etc. However, no household hazardous waste (HHW) material will be accepted.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft strikes more than 10 million Americans per year and costs American businesses and consumers more than $53 billion per year — not to mention the serious financial and emotional hardships it leaves in its wake. Shredding sensitive documents with account numbers, birth dates, signatures, passwords and PIN numbers is a great step towards avoiding identity theft.

The event will be set up as a drive-thru and drop-off event. Documents will be shredded onsite. EDCO Recycling & Waste Collection is the contract trash hauler for the City of San Marcos.

For more information, call EDCO at (760) 744-2700.

San Marcos Christmas tree and holiday recycling


Each year, EDCO Disposal residential customers can place trees, wreaths, garlands, and other botanical decorations curbside in their green waste container on the regular collection day between Saturday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Jan. 6 2016 at no extra charge. If the tree

is more than four feet tall, it should be cut in half before placing it in the container.

A tree drop-off site will also be available between Saturday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 9 at the San Marcos Senior Activity Center, 111 Richmar Road. Trees do not have to be cut down if dropped off at this location.

As the holidays wrap-up remember to keep the green in San Marcos. With family get-togethers, parties, gift exchanges and holiday decorations, Americans produce approximately 25 percent more waste between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. Keep the season less wasteful by using fewer disposable items and be diligent about disposing recyclable cans, bottles, gift-wrap, greeting cards and gift boxes in your blue recycling cart.

For more information about tree and holiday recycling, call EDCO Disposal at (760) 744-2700.

Christmas tree and holiday recycling EDCO to offer free tree disposal Dec. 26 to Jan 8

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Did you know that Christmas tree cause approximately 200 fires annually that result in deaths, injuries and millions of dollars in property damage?

EDCO residential customers can place trees curbside in their greenwaste container on the regular collection day between Saturday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Jan. 8 s at no extra charge. If the tree is more than 4-feet tall, it should be cut in half before placing it in the container.

A tree drop-off site will also be available during the same period at the San Marcos Senior Center, 111 Richmar Road. Trees do not have to be cut down if dropped off at this location.

As the holidays wrap-up remember to keep the green in San Marcos. With family get-togethers, parties, gift exchanges and holiday decorations, Americans produce approximately 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. Keep the season less wasteful by using fewer disposable items and be diligent about disposing recyclable cans, bottles, gift-wrap, greeting cards and gift boxes in your blue recycling cart.

For more information about tree and holiday recycling, call EDCO at (760) 744-2700.

San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates

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Happy New Year! The following is a list of important announcements and upcoming events for San Elijo Hills Association:

Christmas Tree Recycling Information

The City of San Marcos offers a free central drop off for Christmas tree recycling from December 26 through January 11 at the San Marcos Senior Center, 111 Richmar Avenue. Curbside recycling is also available for EDCO customers who may place trees curbside on their regular collection days during the two weeks after Christmas at no extra charge. Trees must be cut into four-foot lengths and trimmings/stands must be removed.
Please call (760) 744-2700 for more information.

San Elijo Hills Foundation

The San Elijo Hills Foundation is looking to fill a couple of board positions opening up in January. The board meets monthly, usually on the first Monday of the month at 5:30 right here in San Elijo Hills.

Please stop by the Visitor’s Center (open daily 10:00AM-5:00PM) if you are interested or e-mail the foundation at sehfoundation@gmail.com.

The San Elijo Hills Visitor Center is located across from the Town Square at:

1277 San Elijo Rd.
San Marcos, Ca 92078

Community Reminders

-Always pick up after your pet and keep your dog on a controlled leash no more than 6 feet in length. For your convenience, there are numerous dog stations and trash receptacles strategically located throughout the community.

-Garages are designed to house vehicles and should not be used for other purposes (such as storage, home gyms, playrooms, etc.). Please use your garage for parking the number of vehicles that it was designed to hold.

-Never dump materials into the storm drain system. Delicate ecosystems live downstream. It is also a code violation, and if you are spotted by the local authorities, you can be subject to hefty fines.

-Follow all trash guidelines. Containers may not be placed outside for pick up before 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to service and must be removed no later than 9:00 p.m. the evening of the pick up. With the exception of holidays, trash is collected on Thursdays within San Elijo Hills.

Thanks for your anticipated cooperation!

Best Regards,

Ted Tuleck

Community Director

San Elijo Hills Community Association

EDCO switching to new automated green waste collection carts

COMING IN SEPTEMBER 2014!
Automated Green-Waste Collection*

Startingmetal can in September 2014, current residential green-waste customers will receive a GREEN 95-gallon green-waste cart, please note that up to two additional green yard-waste carts are available at no additional cost. Residents with carts beyond three may request additional green-waste carts for a nominal fee. Use your green collection cart to separate landscape waste and other organic materials for collection each week on your scheduled EDCO service day and set out by 6 a.m.

*Only customers currently receiving green-waste collection service will receive a cart.

Click here for more information on EDCO’s upcoming automated green-waste collection! 

Recyclable Green Waste Includes
  • grass clippings
  • brush
  • weeds
  • hedge trimmings
  • branches
  • leaves
  • palm fronds
  • ice plant
  • ivy
  • floral decorations
  • Halloween pumpkins
  • Christmas trees (flocked trees are OK)
  • untreated and non-lead based painted wood


Place recyclable green waste directly into your designated green collection container. NO Plastic bags, please.


Please do not place any of the following materials in your designated green waste recycling container:

  • No plastic bags.
  • No kitchen scraps, fruit, trash or hazardous waste.
  • No animal waste.
  • No dirt, rocks, asphalt, concrete, sand, etc.
  • No treated or lead-based painted wood or lumber.

What Happens to Green Waste?
Green waste is used in a variety of diversion programs, including but not limited to land application and composting.

EDCO will pick up your old cans the week after your cart is deliverd.

WHEN WILL CARTS BE DELIVERED?

Automated green-waste carts will be delivered to all residential customers between September 15 – October 3, 2014

Automated green-waste collection will begin on your regularly scheduled service day the week following delivery of your new automated cart 

EDCO Waste & Recycling Services -After the fire

EDCO Waste & Recycling Services will re-enter recently repopulated areas of the City of San Marcos on Saturday May 17 beginning at 6:00 am to collect trash, recycling and green waste for residential customers in San Elijo Hills and other developments typically served on Thursday and developments surrounding Cal State San Marcos University (Discovery Hills) that are typically served on Fridays. Commercial collection service in these areas will also resume. EDCO will not serve any areas still evacuated.

San Elijo Hills Holiday Tree Recycling

The San Elijo Hills Holiday Tree
San Elijo Hills Holiday Tree Recycling

EDCO Waste offers this service to San Elijo Hills residents and makes the process convenient.

Simply place your pine tree curbside on your collection day between December 26th and January 11th and EDCO will take care of the rest! Make sure you remove all ornaments, tinsel and the tree stand. Cut the tree into 4-foot lengths and place tree segments in your designated GO GREEN recycling can, or bundle branches together with twine for collection (bundle should not exceed 4 ft. x 18 in.). You can also recycle other organic decorations, such as garland and wreathes, as well as wood (no pressure-treated or lead-base painted wood), in your designated yard waste container.

Free paper shredding and electronic disposal event April 6

On Saturday, April 6 from 9 am to 1 pm, the City of San Marcos and EDCO are sponsoring a FREE document-shredding event at Palomar Community College, 1140 West Mission Road. EDCO will also be accepting electronic waste at this event.

Accepted items include computer and television monitors, central processing units, laptop computers, miscellaneous computer components, printers and scanners, fax machines, cell phones and batteries. Participants are limited to two bankers boxes (10’’x12’’x15’’) per household for shredding and will not accept hazardous waste or appliances.

EDCO also accepts e-waste devices free of charge at the EDCO Recycling Buyback Center, 224 South Las Posas Road. Residential customers may also call EDCO to collect unwanted electronic devices for a nominal cost through the company’s bulky item collection service.

For more information, please call (760) 744-2700 or visit www.edcodisposal.com.

City of San Marcos, CA: Free paper shredding event offered in San Marcos on Saturday

The City of San Marcos and EDCO Recycling & Waste Collection will host a free shredding event on Saturday, May 21 from 9 am to noon at Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Road in San Marcos. The event will take place in student parking lot 14.

Participants are limited to two bankers boxes (10″ x 12″ x 15″) per household. Items that should be shredded include legal documents, medical records, financial statements, accounting records, personnel files, audits, bank statements, tax records, receipts/invoices, canceled checks, business plans and credit card numbers.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft strikes more than 10 million Americans per year and costs American businesses and consumers more than $53 billion per year — not to mention the serious financial and emotional hardships it leaves in its wake. Shredding sensitive documents with account numbers, birth dates, signatures, passwords and PIN numbers is a great step towards avoiding identity theft.

The event will be set up as a drive-thru and drop-off event. Participants will not be able to watch their documents being shredded. EDCO Recycling & Waste Collection is the contract trash hauler for the City of San Marcos.

For more information, please call EDCO at (760) 744-2700.