No Delay for Trash and Recycling Collection Services on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Read More about holiday impact on trash collection


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Collection Services

Trash TipsTrash 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, bag or wrap all loose trash material before placing it in the bin. Remember to leave space between trash and recycling bins for easy access by automated garbage trucks and always keep bins at least 3 feet from any obstacle.

There is no collection of City of San Diego trash, recyclables, or yard waste on the following City-observed holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

The new weekly organic waste recycling collection will be rolled out over many months and is dependent on when the new Collections trucks arrive. New trucks to initiate this service will begin arriving the summer of 2022. This timing includes those City serviced residents with existing green bins. The City will notify your home when you will be able to start participating in the weekly organic waste recycling program. Learn more about California Senate Bill 1383 organic waste recycling changes here.

Informational Publications

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