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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2019 Holiday Schedule
No collection of City of San Diego trash, recyclables or yard waste on the following City-observed holidays:
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 - New Year's Day
Monday, May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - Independence Day
Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 - Labor Day
Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 - Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 - 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 scheduled for Tuesday collection will be picked up on Wednesday. Wednesday's collection services will happen on Thursday, Thursday's trash/recyclables will be picked up on Friday, and Friday's trash/recyclables will be collected on Saturday).
For questions or concerns, see the Frequently Asked Questions or contact Environmental Services at (858) 694-7000 or email [email protected].