Did you get that new computer, TV or cell phone that was on your holiday wish list? Not sure what to do with the old one? E-waste, including computers, printers, cell phones and TVs, must be kept separate from regular trash. The City of Carlsbad offers a number of options for disposing of e-waste that are convenient and help protect the environment.
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
- Waste Management Recycling Facility, 2880 Industry St., Oceanside, Hours: Alternating Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., by appointment only, 760-929-9400
- PSC Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, 1145 East Taylor St., Vista, Hours: Saturdays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., no appointment needed, 800-714-1195
You can also make an appointment for free curbside pick-up of your e-waste as part of the city’s bulky item collection program. Simply call 760-929-9400 to schedule curbside pick-up.
Unwanted cell phones and used household batteries can be placed in a clear plastic storage bag on top of your recycle cart on your normally scheduled collection day.
For more information about these services, visit carlsbadca.gov/trash and click on the “Electronic waste (e-waste)” link, or call Waste Management at 760-929-9400. “We want to make it easy for residents to protect the health and beauty of our environment by properly disposing of unwanted computers, TVs and cell phones and other e-waste,” said Craig Schmollinger, management analyst for the City of Carlsbad’s Utilities Department.
–City of Carlsbad