Hazardous Waste Disposal Info

Free Local Paint Disposal:

Sherwin Williams Paint
208 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas
(760) 944-7976
Limit 5 gallons

Vista Paint
133 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas
(760) 634-2088
Limit 50 gallons

Pharmaceutical Disposal:

San Diego County Sheriff's Office
175 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas
(760) 966-3500

Solana Center
137 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas
(760) 436-7986
E-waste and Used Oil Events

For Carlsbad residents, please see Waste Management’s (WM) website for additional information on how to dispose of hazardous items:

For Encinitas residents, please click here for more information:

While we constantly monitor and clean our 200 miles of sewer system, there are 7 "hot spots" where our Field Services team finds the highest concentration of grease backing up in our system. If you live or own a business near these areas, please do your part to ensure FOG (Fat, Oil, and Grease) doesn't go down the drain!

Restaurants use Grease Traps, and at home we can use an old tin can to pour off and cool hot grease before putting it in the garbage.

If you have any information regarding crime related to LWD's sewer system, please call an anonymous hotline at 1-800-782-7463. For more information about this program, check out their website: www.wetip.com.

It’s simple, the toilet is only meant to flush the three P’s – pee, poop, and paper. Unfortunately, over the years, people have turned the toilet into a trash can. From medications and sanitary products to deceased pet fish and cigarette butts, if it fits, people flush it. Flushing these types of items down the toilet causes home pipes to clog, waste water (up to 5 gallons of water every time you flush) and most importantly can have a huge impact on our  sewers, not to mention our ocean.

What 2 Flush?

Besides the three P’s the only other thing going down the drain should be what comes out of the faucet. The toilet is not the only drain that people are using to get rid of unwanted waste; people are also know to use the kitchen sink as a trash can. Letting trash flow and go down the kitchen sink (or any other drain in the house) may cause pipes to clog and can eventually lead to sewage spill that harm the environment.

Visit www.What2Flush.com to learn how to properly dispose of common items that people flush or dump down the drain. Let’s keep our wastewater flowing and our oceans clean. Educate yourself and others. Know What 2 Flush and what to put down the drain. Protect our sewers and environment.