Community Cleanup/Recycling Events

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Community Cleanups, provided by the City through the Environmental Services Department, are designed to help San Diegans properly dispose or recycle bulky items that do not fit in the City's refuse collection or curbside recycling containers.

More than 70 events are held each year thanks to sponsorship from the Department and community groups. The events are held at different locations throughout the City in order to service as many areas as possible. Each Community Cleanup Event collects approximately 25 tons of trash and nine tons of recyclables, preventing garbage from being thrown into the streets or illegally dumped.

Once an area is selected, a Solid Waste Code Enforcement member works with the neighborhood group(s) to distribute fliers informing of the cleanup date, time and guidelines.