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How to Get Rid of Old Electronics

The holidays often bring new gadgets. Before you throw out your old cellphones, televisions and computers, remember that e-waste must be kept separate from regular trash. The City of Carlsbad offers several options for disposing of e-waste that are convenient and help protect the environment. 

At a Glance 

  • E-waste includes electronics near or at the end of useful life, such as cellphones, batteries, televisions, computers, printers, wires and Bluetooth speakers.

  • Used batteries and unwanted cellphones, should be placed in a clear plastic storage bag on top of your recycle cart on your normally scheduled waste collection day.

  • Larger E-waste can be dropped off for free at the following city-approved drop-off locations:

    • Waste Management Buyback Center, 5960 El Camino Real, Carlsbad.  Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; closed noon – 12:40 p.m., no appointment needed, 760-929-9400.

    • Stericycle Collection Facility, 1145 East Taylor St., Vista. Hours: Saturdays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., no appointment needed, 800-714-1195.

More Information

  • For more information about these services, visit www.carlsbadca.gov/trash and click on the “Electronic waste (E-waste)” link, or call the city’s recycling and trash information line at 760-602-4646.


December 27, 2019