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.
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).