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!


It's the Law!

Commercial Business Recycling Requirements 

AB 1826 requires businesses (or public entity such as a school or hospital) including multifamily residential dwellings (5 units or more), that generates 2 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services

AB 341 requires businesses (includes public entities) that generate four cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week or is a multifamily residential dwelling of five units or more shall arrange for recycling services.  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

The County of San Diego held meetings to review proposed Non-Exclusive Franchise Agreement and related Solid Waste Ordinance Updates on September 1, 2020. Click here for more information. 


Recycle Right

Does this ad look familiar? The County of San Diego recently launched the “Recycle Right” campaign to simplify recycling and teach residents  how and  what to recycle in their blue bins.

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