Earth Month 2018 Projects in Carlsbad


April is Earth Month, and Carlsbad is celebrating with events and programs to help you reduce, reuse, recycle and more. Participation is free for Carlsbad residents. *Advanced registration is required for some events. Join us and help keep Carlsbad beautiful.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event*
April 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5815 El Camino Real
This popular event gives Carlsbad residents the chance to drop off household hazardous waste for free. Household hazardous waste includes old motor oil, paint, chemicals, batteries, pharmaceuticals and sharps. Advanced registration and proof of residency is required. Sign up at, from March 26 – April 6, or until event reaches capacity.

Donate, Don’t Waste Collection Event
April 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1275 Carlsbad Village Dr. (next door to Fire Station 1)
Give your used items a second chance: donate them! The City of Carlsbad is partnering with Waste Management and Goodwill San Diego to bring you the Donate, Don’t Waste Collection Event. This event gives Carlsbad residents the opportunity to donate small home appliances, housewares & home décor, small furniture items, sporting goods, electronics and gently used clothing, shoes and accessories for reuse through Goodwill programs instead of sending them to the landfill.

Earth Day Celebration*
April 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr.
City of Carlsbad is offering residents free composting workshops, crop swapping, gardening class, and celebrating Earth Day in partnership with the Ecology Center. The Ecology Center is bringing a 32-foot double decker bus to share environmental educational programming with city residents. During the Earth Day Celebration, residents learn how to build a compost bin, start a garden, enjoy an environmental film and participate in crop swapping among other activities. Advanced registration for the composting workshops is required. Sign-up today.

Creek to Bay Cleanup*
April 21, 9 a.m. – noon, Haymar Drive
The City of Carlsbad Watershed Protection Program, in partnership with I Love a Clean San Diego, is hosting a cleanup site in Carlsbad. Join your friends and neighbors for this annual event to clean up Carlsbad’s beaches, canyons and parks. Sign up beginning April 1 at

Arbor Day
April 28, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Poinsettia Park
Help the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department plant a few trees and help maintain its designation as a Tree City USA.

Carlsbad Walk + Bike Community Bike Ride
April 28, 10:30 a.m., Poinsettia Park
Enjoy the spring air on a community bike ride. Meet new friends and learn about bike safety and bike routes. All skill levels are welcome.

Want to learn more about how the City of Carlsbad supports keeping Carlsbad beautiful? Visit the Environmental Management page.


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