San Diego Recycling

City Recycling Services for San Diego

The city of San Diego provides trash collection services Monday thru Friday, your collection day depends on your location. You can find your scheduled collection day here:

Your trash and recycling bins need to be placed out at your curb or alleyway by 6 AM the day of scheduled pickup. Trash should be bagged and contained to prevent litter, but recyclables can be left loose.

San Diego City Trash Holidays

Trash, recycling, and yard waste is not collected on these city holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

On these specific days, bins will be collected one day later, beginning the day after the holiday through the rest of the week.

For any problems regarding missed pickups, setting up new trash service, or requesting a replacement bin you can find the necessary information at:

Bulky Item Pickup

The city of San Diego offers Community Cleanup Recycling Events to accept both recyclable and non-recyclable items that do not fit in a curbside bin. More than 40 events are held each year and flyers are sent out to residences prior to the events, which are held all throughout San Diego.

Accepted Items:

  • Appliances
  • Carpeting
  • Small Electronics
  • Junk Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Lawnmowers
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • All types of Lightbulbs/Tubes

Household Hazardous Waste

San Diego residents with household hazardous wastes can take those items to the city’s HHW Transfer Facility at no charge.

Location: Miramar Landfill at 5161 Convoy Street, north of State Route 52

Hours: Saturdays 9 am – 3 pm (except holidays)

*An Appointment is required and proof of city residency. Those living in unincorporated areas of San Diego can call 877-713-2784

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

This includes regular household products for your home, yard, or vehicle with titles like “Danger” “Warning” “Caution” “Poison” “Flammable” and “Corrosive”.

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