Did you get that new computer, TV or cellphone that was on your holiday wish list? Not sure what to do with the old one? E-waste, including computers, printers, cellphones 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.
At a Glance
Used batteries and unwanted cellphones, can be placed in a clear plastic storage bag on top of your recycle cart on your normally scheduled collection day.
Also, e-waste can be dropped off for freeat 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
Stericycle Collection Facility, 1145 East Taylor St., Vista. Hours: Saturdays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., no appointment needed, 800-714-1195
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.