CARLSBAD — The city of Carlsbad is offering free, curbside pick up of large and bulky items too big for regular trash pick up. Residents who want to take advantage of this service must make a reservation by Oct. 27. Items will be picked up Nov. 7.
Some of the eligible items include:
— AC units
— Barbecues (no propane)
— Basketball hoops
— Large appliances
— Water heaters
— File cabinets
For a list of items that qualify for the program and what is not allowed, visit www.carlsbadca.gov, under Environmental Programs.
To make a pick-up reservation, call Waste Management, the city’s trash contractor, at (760) 929-9400, during the registration period. Residents are limited to two items per pick up day. The city offers five bulky item pick up days a year.
Computers and televisions are not eligible for pick up. Electronic items must be discarded at a qualified household hazardous waste facility. Carlsbad residents can take their electronic waste to 2880 Industry St. in Oceanside, (760) 929-9400, or 1145 E. Taylor St. in Vista, (800) 444-4244. Please call ahead for hours of operation.
The city recommends residents consider donating useable goods to charity or allowing others in the community to use them. Waste Management is a partner with Freecycle, an online network where members give away and get items for free in their own communities.