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Environmental Services

Collection Schedules

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 refuse material before you place it in your trash container.

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2023 Holiday Schedule

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

Monday, May 29, 2023 - Memorial Day

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 – Independence Day

Monday, Sept. 4, 2023 – Labor Day

Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023 – Thanksgiving Day

Monday, Dec. 25, 2023 – Christmas Day

Starting on the day of the holiday, trash is collected one day later for the remainder of that week (For example, if the holiday falls on a Tuesday, trash/recyclables/organics scheduled for Tuesday collection will be picked up on Wednesday; Wednesday's collection services will happen on Thursday; Thursday's trash/recyclables/organics will be picked up on Friday; and Friday's trash/recyclables/organics will be collected on Saturday).

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