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Collection Schedules

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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2018 Holiday Schedule

No collection of City of San Diego trash, recyclables or yard waste on the following City-observed holidays:

  • Memorial Day, May 28
  • Independence Day, July 4
  • Labor Day, Sept. 3
  • Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22
  • Christmas Day, Dec. 25
  • New Year's Day, Jan. 1

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).

For questions or concerns, see the Frequently Asked Questions or contact Environmental Services at (858) 694-7000 or email [email protected].


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