Get rid of household hazardous waste at free city event
April 05, 2012
Carlsbad residents can get rid of old paint, pesticides, cleaners and other household hazardous waste for free at the city’s fifth annual household hazardous waste collection event, Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To participate, residents must make an appointment beginning April 9, via the city’s website
or appointment line, 760-602-7559. Proof of Carlsbad residency is required. The event will be held at the city’s fleet yard, located at the corner of Impala Drive and Orion Way.
At the collection site, residents may dispose of one carload of waste per scheduled appointment (up to 15 gallons or 125 pounds). Residents are asked to make an additional appointment if they have more than one carload of waste, so they comply with laws governing how much household hazardous waste may be transported in one car.
Hazardous items should be transported with caution by placing items in sealed and/or sturdy containers to ensure they do not spill.
In addition to the annual household hazardous waste event, residents may drop off hazardous materials year round at two free drop-off centers:
PSC HHW facility
1145 East Taylor St.
Vista, CA 92084
800-714-1195/Call for hours
Waste Management HHW facility
2880 Industry St.
Oceanside, CA 92054
760-929-9400/Call for hours
Proof of residency is required. Door-to-door collection appointments are also available year round for a $10 co-pay. For more information, call 800-714-1195.
Eligible disposal items
Asbestos (3-foot sections)
For more information
Call 760-602-7559 for more information and to make an appointment.
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