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Earth Month 2019

April is Earth Month, and Carlsbad is celebrating with events and programs to help you reduce, reuse, recycle and more. Participation is free for Carlsbad residents. *Advanced registration is required for some events. Join us and help keep Carlsbad beautiful.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event*

April 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5815 El Camino Real  SOLD OUT
This popular event gives Carlsbad residents the chance to drop off household hazardous waste for FREE. Household hazardous waste includes old motor oil, paint, chemicals, batteries, pharmaceuticals and sharps. Advanced registration and proof of residency is required. Sign up at www.carlsbadca.gov/hhw, from March 18 – March 29 or until event reaches capacity.

Earth Day Celebration

April 13, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cole Library 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr.
City of Carlsbad will offer residents FREE composting workshops, crop swapping, gardening class, and celebrating earth day in partnership with the Ecology Center. The Ecology Center will bring a 32-foot double decker bus that brings environmental educational programming to city residents. During the Earth Day Celebration, residents will learn how to build a compost bin, start a garden, enjoy an environmental film and participate in crop swapping among other activities. *Advanced registration for the free Composting workshops is required. Sign up now at www.carlsbadca.gov/recycling.           

Donate, Don’t Waste Collection Event

April 13, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1275 Carlsbad Village Dr.
Give your used items a second chance. Donate them! The City of Carlsbad is partnered with Waste Management and Goodwill San Diego to bring you Donate, Don’t Waste Collection Event. This event gives Carlsbad residents the opportunity donate bulky items, small home appliances, housewares & home décor, small furniture items, sporting goods, electronics and gently used clothing, shoes and accessories for reuse through Goodwill programs instead of sending them to the landfill.

Shred and Recycle It*

April 20, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 5815 El Camino Real
The City of Carlsbad and Waste Management will host a FREE document shred and recycle it event. This event gives an opportunity for Carlsbad residents to dispose of sensitive documents in an environmentally responsible way. Please make sure only sensitive documents are shredded since shredded paper fibers are almost too small to be recycled or slipped past paper screens. Advance registration and proof of residency is required. Register at website: www.northcounty.wm.com. Registration is required and runs from April 1 – 19.

Creek to Bay Cleanup*

April 27, 9 a.m. – noon
City of Carlsbad Watershed Protection Program in partnership with I Love a Clean San Diego will host a cleanup site in Carlsbad. Join your friends and neighbors for this annual event to clean up Carlsbad’s beaches, canyons and parks. Sign up beginning April 1, at www.creektobay.org.

Arbor Day

April 27, 9 – 10:30 a.m., Coastal Rail Trail, south of Oak Avenue
Help the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department plant trees along the Coastal Rail Trail and maintain our designation as a Tree City USA. 

*Advanced registration 

Want to learn more about how the City of Carlsbad supports keeping Carlsbad beautiful? Visit the Environmental Management page.