Solid Waste Planning and Recycling

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!

Latest News

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Republic Services announced they have reached an agreement with the union representing some of their employees. All Republic Services routes including residential, commercial, and multi-family will be in operation as of Tuesday, January 18.

Free trash and recycling disposal for self-hauling is available at Otay and Sycamore Landfills for Republic residential and commercial service customers in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County until the end of day, Saturday, January 22. For more information click here


Recycling News:

  • Learn about Reducing food waste: Why it matters, Who it helps, and How to do it.
  • Learn about how to Recycle Right for a sustainable holiday season here. 
  • The County of San Diego Board of Supervisors unanimously approved updates to the Non-Exclusive Franchise Agreement and Solid Waste Ordinance on May 5, 2021. These updates will help the County achieve its sustainability goals of progressively diverting solid waste from landfills and achieving an 80% waste diversion by 2030, while also aligning with state laws, AB 1826, AB 827, and SB 1383. Learn more here.
  • The County of San Diego is accepting applications to become a Construction and Demolition Franchised Hauler and a Certified Recyclable Materials CollectorLearn more.


Recycling Programs

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