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Environmental Services

How to Obtain a Container

Black trash, blue recycling and green organic waste recycling containers are available for City-serviced customers and can be purchased online with a credit card. Containers can also be purchased with a credit card and picked up in person by visiting Environmental Services Department, Collection Services Division at 8353 Miramar Place, San Diego, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

City-issued containers are expected to have a lifespan of 10 years. If the container becomes defective before the 10-year warranty is up, a prorated fee will apply to the replacement. More information about customer container eligibility and standards of collection service can be found here. 

Black Trash Containers (65 & 95 Gallon)

Photo of Black Trash Bin


Blue Recycling Bins (65 & 95 Gallon)

Photo of Blue Recycling Bin

  • If picked up, one additional blue recycling container is available at no cost. Otherwise, there is a one-time $25 delivery fee per recycling container.

Green Organic Waste Recycling Bins (35, 65 & 95 Gallon)

Photo of Green Organic Waste Bin


Container Dimensions

Bin Sizes

    Dimensions are applicable to trash, recycle and organic waste bins.