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 yard waste on the following City-observed holidays:
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2021 - New Year's Day
Monday, May 31, 2021 - Memorial Day
Monday, Sept. 6, 2021 - Labor Day
Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 - Thanksgiving 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).