Solid Waste Planning and Recycling

Strategic Planning Info

The County of San Diego Recycling Section aims to preserve precious landfill space, conserve natural resources, save water and energy, decrease pollution, increase jobs, and strengthen the economy. The County of San Diego Recycles. It’s In Our Nature!

We Recycle

It's the Law

AB 341 and the County of San Diego Solid Waste Ordinance require that businesses and public entities (such as schools and government agencies) that have trash service levels of four cubic yards or greater or multi-family units with four or more units shall arrange for recycling service. You may also donate or sell your recyclable material, however if you do not use a county approved franchise hauler for recycling service, you must provide the County with proof that you are participating in a recycling program ... Learn more

Latest News

Composting: How and why you should do it!

NEW Compost Video Series! 

September 2018
School Kids Talk Trash...And Composting!  See video here!  

What is composting and why should I do it? Watch the County of San Diego's Composting Video to learn about how and why you should compost!