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.
2018 Holiday Schedule
No collection of City of San Diego trash, recyclables or yard waste on the following City-observed holidays:
Starting 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, Tuesday's trash/recyclables will be picked up 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).