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Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

The City of Carlsbad is hosting a household hazardous waste drop-off event on April 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5815 El Camino Real. Participation is free. Proof of residency and advanced registration are required. Registration opens March 20. 

At a Glance

  • The drop off event is April 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5815 El Camino Real.
  • Proof of residency and advanced registration are required. Registration is open from March 20 through March 31 or until event reaches capacity.
  • Residents can drop off household hazardous waste including old motor oil, paint, chemicals, batteries, pharmaceuticals, old pills and needles.
  • Limits per drop-off are 15 gallons or 125 pounds. Explosives, radioactive, biomedical or business wastes are not accepted.
  • To register, visit www.carlsbadca.gov/hhw or call 760-602-7559 beginning March 20. 

More Information

The annual household hazardous waste drop-off event is held as part of the city’s Earth Month activities. The city hosts a series of events during the month of April to help keep Carlsbad clean and beautiful. All events are free. Some events require advance registration and proof of residency. For a complete list of activities visit the Earth Month webpage. For more information, contact 760-602-7559 or recycle.trash@carlsbadca.gov

Even More Information

If you aren’t able to make the event on April 8, the city offers a few other ways to get rid of your household hazardous waste.

Door-to-Door Service for Carlsbad Residents

The city provides service through Stericycle to collect household hazardous waste material from the front door of resident’s homes for a $10 fee. This service is available by appointment only. For an appointment, call 800-714-1195.

Drop Off Service for Carlsbad Residents

The city offers drop off service for household hazardous waste for Carlsbad residents at two North County locations. 

Waste Management Recycling Facility (map it)
2880 Industry St.
Oceanside, CA 92054
Hours: Alternating Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
By appointment only at 760-929-9400.
Cost: Free

Stericycle Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility (map it)
1145 East Taylor St.
Vista, CA 95084
Hours: Saturdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
800-714-1195
Cost: Free

 

March 17, 2017