Let’s Talk Trash in Carlsbad – It’s Gonna Cost You More to Get Rid of It

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Let’s Talk Trash in Carlsbad – It’s Gonna Cost You More to Get Rid of It


Happy Valentine’s Day! February 14th is the day in Carlsbad for the public hearing to discuss the proposed solid waste rate increases over the next 5 years, proposed by the City of Carlsbad.


Waste Management containers at the Public Works Facility in Carlsbad CAThe new rates, if approved, will be effective on July 1 of each of the next 5 years, beginning July 1, 2012.


Residents should all have received the flyer describing the proposed changes but you can review it below and download the flyer if you like.


The City’s solid waste hauler, Waste Management, will have a new contract that includes several new or enhances services so additional funding is needed.


The following are the general improvements offered by Waste Management in the new contract resulting in the proposed higher fees:



New “green” trash trucks mean less pollution

Single stream recycling – everything in one bin

Free rolling carts for trash/recycling/yard waste

Curbside bulky item/e-waste collection


New rates will vary with the size of the bins selected, and rates are proposed to change for multi-family and commercial customers.


Carlsbad residents/property owners have the right to complete and sign a written protest of the proposed rate changes for the City Clerk on or before the close of the hearing on Valentine’s Day.


For more information, call (760) 602-4646 or visit the City of Carlsbad website.


Public Hearing

City of Carlsbad, Council Chambers

1200 Carlsbad Village Drive

Carlsbad, CA  92008


Tuesday Feb. 14 beginning at 6 pm

Carlsbad CA Proposed Solid Waste Rates 2012
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Comments (3)

Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Well, I guess that's inevitable. Maybe more people and larger business will begin to use compactors?

Jan 30, 2012 01:49 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

 Jeff  Looks like Waste Management  is doing their job of waste disposing from coast to coast .


Jan 30, 2012 02:37 AM
Rich Cederberg
eXp Realty - Albuquerque, NM
eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque

It sounds like Carlsbad is making good changes that might be worth the extra expense.  How are the people of the city looking at the increased rates?

Jan 30, 2012 06:05 AM