4. Hazardous Waste: WM of North County operates a household hazardous waste (HHW) drop-off location, located in Oceanside for Oceanside residents to properly dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Proof of residency and an appointment is required. HHW includes: used oil filters, motor oil and used motor oil, paint, antifreeze, batteries, propane tanks, pesticides, household cleaners, pool chemicals and sharps/needles. Contact customer service at 1(800) DUMPSTER or (760) 439-2824 to schedule an appointment.
5. Get Money Back: You can take your recycling to Waste Management’s Recycling Centers at 2880 Industry St. in Oceanside or 5960 El Camino Real in Carlsbad Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and yes, they still give you cash for bottles and cans.
6. Plastic Bags: Most people these days take re-usable bags to the store (Don’t you hate it when you leave them in the car?!) or refuse plastic bags, which can only be recycled by taking them back to a grocery store recycle bin (be sure you take all your bags/film!) & instead ask for paper, which is generally already recycled and can be recycled or reused again.
7. Construction / Large Scale: One item we found for larger projects where you can’t put all the items on Freecyle or Craigslist – the Bagster, dumpster in a bag. If youhave a remodeling project or just want to purge your place, and don’t want to bring in a giant dumpster, pick up a Bagster at Home Depot or on Amazon.com for around $30.
9. Holiday Schedule: Mark your calendars so you don’t forget when street sweeping and trash collection days are pushed back by a day. The City of Oceanside web site has the info right here.
10. Here’s a handy graphic showing what goes into which bin: (We put this up by our bins so we can refer to it while in the act of taking out the trash – and yes we re-used the b-side of a piece of paper to print it!). If you’d like additional info or need more detail, check the Oceanside Waste Management web site.