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Recycling reminders from Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — The city of Carlsbad encourages residents to give their recyclables to Waste Management, the city’s designated collector of recyclables. Revenues from recyclables help keep residential trash rates as low as possible.
Waste Management is the only recycling service that is endorsed by the city. It is illegal for unauthorized organizations or individuals to scavenge through a resident’s recyclables without the resident’s permission. If a resident notices illegal scavenging of their recycling bins, they should call the police immediately (during the act, if possible) at (760) 931-2197.
Additional recycling information:
— Place recycling bins out on collection day only and returned to the side or rear of the residence after the weekly collection
— Recycling is picked up between 7 a.m. and sunset
— Place recycle bins within five feet of the curb or street
— Practice recycling. More than 50 percent of household trash is recyclable
— Residents may also redeem recyclables for cash at the Carlsbad buyback center, which accepts recyclables, including plastic, aluminum, glass, e-waste and batteries, at Waste Management, 5960 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, (760) 929-9400
— Recycle phone books with other paper products
— Discard household hazardous waste properly. Carlsbad residents can take their electronic waste to 2880 Industry St. in Oceanside, (760) 929-9400, or 1145 E. Taylor St. in Vista, (800) 444-4244. Call ahead for hours of operation.
For additional information, visit, under City Services/Environmental Programs.


Pilotipete February 19, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Every time my kids have saved up the bottles and cans to cash in @ the waste management recycling center, they come away disappointed that the scales rip them off by 15-20%. They know this because both kids hand count everything so they know how much they are splitting. I end up having to make up the difference. Shame on WM for not having accurate scales, and it’s been going on for over 3 years, plenty of time to fix the problem… Now they cry poor to the city that recycling efforts are falling short because of programs @ the schools like “cans for critters”. Send their contract out for bid every year and watch their prices drop.

irish springs February 20, 2010 at 12:45 am

If the scales are off, the county is responsible for monitoring the scale (see accuracy stamps on gas pumps. Unfortunately, if you mix different size bottles, the system works on weight – not individual bottles. You are a good Mom. I used to do paper drives when I was a kid.

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