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Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste is any gas, liquid, or solid used in the home labeled with the words caution, warning, danger, poison, toxic, flammable, corrosive, or reactive and poses a health threat to people, animals, and the environment due to the chemical nature. Watch a video on how to dispose of household hazardous waste.

Other types of household hazardous waste includes:

Drop off serviceexamples of hhw

Waste Management Recycling Facility
2880 Industry St.
Oceanside, CA 92054
Hours: Alternating Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
By appointment only
Cost: Free

PSC Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
1145 East Taylor St.
Vista, CA 95084
Hours: Saturdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Door-to-door service

PSC Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
Cost: $10

Limits per drop-off or pick-up are 15 gallons or 125 pounds, and require proof of residency (driver's license, etc.). HHW sites and pick-up services do not accept explosives, radioactive, biomedical or business wastes.

KitchenExample of household hazardous waste

Household cleaners, floor care products, drain openers and cleaners, bleach, bug sprays, pest traps, ammonia-based products, etc.


Bathroom cleaners, disinfectants, hair sprays and dyes, hair removers, isopropyl alcohol, mercury thermometers, nail polish, nail polish removers, etc.

Living and dining rooms

Carpet cleaners, floor cleaners, dust and furniture polish, etc.


E-waste containing lead, mercury, cadmium and other materials that harm people and their environment including computer monitors, televisions, video cameras with cathode ray tube or picture tube, cell phones, batteries, printers, fax machines, some toys, etc.


Used motor oil and filters, batteries, antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, transmission fluid, glue, adhesives, paint, varnish and stains, paint remover and thinner, turpentine, car cleaners, etc.


Chlorine and other pool chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, weed killers, etc.

Each year, the city sponsors a single day, drop off Hazardous Household Waste event. The 2014 event will be held on Saturday June 14th. This event is by appointment only and exclusively for Carlsbad residents. Identification will be required (driver's license, utility bill, etc.). Check back in a few weeks to sign up for an appointment.

Contact Information

Trash Service
760-602-8562 fax

1635 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

General Information

Business hours
Monday Friday
8 a.m. 5 p.m.