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Collection Schedules

Trash is collected weekly, Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The collection day depends on where you live in the City. Trash must be set out at the curb or alleyway by 6 a.m. for pickup. To help prevent litter in our neighborhoods, please bag or wrap all loose refuse material before you place it in your trash container.

2016 Holiday Schedule

No collection of City of San Diego trash, recyclables or yard waste on the following City observed holidays:

  • New Year's Day, January 1
  • Memorial Day, May 30
  • Independence Day, July 4
  • Labor Day, September 5
  • Thanksgiving Day, November 24
  • Christmas Day, December 25

Starting the day of the holiday, trash is collected one day later for the remainder of that week (Tuesday's trash will be picked up Wednesday, etc. and Friday's trash will be collected Saturday.

For questions or concerns, see the Frequently Asked Questions or contact Environmental Services at 858-694-7000 or email