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Solid Waste

The City of Carlsbad provides services for regular trash, also known as solid waste, through an exclusive contract with Waste Management.  The city has recently switched to automated collection using new green technology trucks with less pollution.

Please contact Waste Management at 760-929-9400 for the regular trash pick-up schedule, to order more or exchange carts, and additional information.


Holiday Schedule

When a collection day falls on or after one of the holidays listed below, the collection day will be one day later than normal, Monday through Saturday. If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there will be NO delays. How to dispose of your holiday trees.

Residential schedule
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
Commercial schedule
  • New Year's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
Self haul

Palomar Transfer Station, located at 5960 El Camino Real in Carlsbad, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information please call 760-603-0153.

Contact Information

Customer Service & Billing
Includes new service, disconnections, stop/start service, billing questions.

Trash Services
760-602-8562 fax

1635 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

General Information

City of Carlsbad business hours
Monday Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Palomar Transfer Station business hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.