The City of San Diego has provided trash collection services to the public for nearly 100 years. Trash is collected weekly, Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 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 trash material before you place it in your trash container. It's OK to keep your recyclables loose.
There is no collection of City of San Diego trash, recyclables, or yard waste on the following City-observed holidays:
Starting on the day of the holiday, trash is collected one day later for the remainder of that week. For example, if the City holiday falls on a Monday, then Monday's trash will be picked up on Tuesday, etc., and Friday's trash will be collected on Saturday.