Household Hazardous Waste

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What is hazardous waste?

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is any unwanted household product labeled as flammable, toxic, corrosive or reactive. The most common products include aerosols, antifreeze, asbestos, fertilizers, motor oil, paint supplies, photo chemicals, poisons and solvents.

hazardous waste

Not accepted

  • Smoke detectors: Ionization smoke detectors can be mailed back to their manufacturer for recycling.

Disposal options

The city offers several convenient ways for residents to get rid of household hazardous waste. 

Drop off services for Carlsbad residents

HHW table

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility (map it)
1145 East Taylor St.
Vista, CA 92084
Saturdays only
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Door to door services for Carlsbad residents

The city provides service through CleanEarth to collect household hazardous waste material from the front door of residents’ homes for a $10 fee. This service is available by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 800-714-1195. Please note: If there is a resident in the home over the age of 65, this service is offered free of charge.