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Committed to Public Service and the Environment

The Environmental Services Department ensures that City of San Diego residents are provided with a clean and safe environment. The Department pursues waste management strategies that emphasize waste reduction and recycling, composting, and environmentally sound landfill management; oversees the City's energy use and programs; and explores innovative options to increase energy independence, renewable energy, and sustainability.

  • The Collection Services Division provides weekly residential refuse collection, biweekly collection of recyclables and greens, and collection and maintenance of street litter containers in business districts.
  • The Disposal & Environmental Protection Division operates a full-service landfill and organic recycling facility at the Miramar Landfill; maintains eight closed landfills and eight inactive burn sites; ensures regulatory compliance of the City's underground fuel storage tanks; and provides household hazardous waste education and outreach.
  • The Energy & Sustainability Division implements the City's energy conservation and renewable energy programs, sustainability initiatives, and manages the City's energy budget.
  • The Waste Reduction Division is responsible for zero waste planning; provides education, training, and programs for residents and businesses; enforces solid waste and recycling codes; and conducts illegal dump abatements and community cleanups.

If you have questions, contact Environmental Services at 858-694-7000 or email [email protected]


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