Report – Recycling & Trash Issues, and More…
The City of San Diego Offers Helpful Solutions to Make Your Community Clean & Safe:
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- Recycling or Trash Container Left Out
- Dumpster Encroaching on Public Right of Way
- Missed Recycling or Trash Collection
- Encampments 🆕
- Illegal Dumping
- ADA Assisted Recycling & Trash Collection
- Other (Scavenging, Recycling Bin Tampering, Suspicious Behavior…)
More Information & Helpful FAQ’s on Recycling & Trash:
Recycling & Trash Container Types and Sizes
|Black trash containers and Blue Recycling Bins are available for sale from the City of San Diego. The most popular residential option is the 96-gallon container, followed by the 64-gallon container.|
Delivery is available for an additional $25 per container. Containers that have been purchased may be picked up, free of charge, at the City’s Collection Services Division (8353 Miramar Place, San Diego, CA, 92121).
Why do I have to pay for a container and delivery when you broke it?
|Containers are expected to last for approximately 10 years. Over time, containers are worn down by repeated use, as well as exposure to sunlight and other elements.|
When the City switched to the automated collection in 1994, each eligible residence received a container. While the initial container was provided at no charge, customers are now responsible for providing trash container compatible with collection vehicles.
Containers may be purchased online at https://www.sandiego.gov/esd or from a home improvement store. (Trash containers must be approved brands that are compatible with automated collection, such as Rehrig Pacific ROC-35, ROC-65, ROC-95-U that are sold by the City or ToterEVR Universal Cart 64 or 96-gallon.)
Containers purchased from the City cost $70. If your container becomes damaged within the 10-year period, we will calculate a prorated price for the replacement container.
Replacement wheels and lids are available at no charge from 8353 Miramar Place facility weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. City staff members can assist with lid and wheel replacement.
The container fee was established as a fair and reasonable fee that does not exceed the cost of providing the container. Collection and disposal of waste is provided to eligible households at no charge.
The delivery fee covers the costs associated with the delivery of the container and removal of any non-functioning container. To avoid the delivery fee, residents may choose to pick up containers at the 8353 Miramar Place facility weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
What if my trash container is lost, stolen, or damaged?
|Residents are responsible for trash, recycling, and greenery container security and maintenance. Lost or stolen containers are charged the full replacement fee.|
What if my container is damaged and needs to be replaced?
Refuse containers have a 10-year warranty. Containers damaged during the 10-year warranty period are charged a prorated fee.
For example, a container that breaks due to normal use after 5 years would be charged 50% of the fee.
Containers damaged as a result of misuse will be charged the full replacement fee.
Replace Damaged Container
|City-issued containers are expected to have a lifespan of 10 years. Containers need to be replaced if the City determines they are no longer serviceable for automated collection. Usually, the driver places a tag on the container advising the resident to replace the damaged container.|
The Replace Damaged Container is a three-step process. Below is a general overview of each step.
1. Address Search: Search for your site by entering your address.
2. Choose Containers: Select the trash, recycling, or greenery (if available) containers you’d like to purchase. Enter the old trash (black) container’s serial number for warranty eligibility. Select delivery or pick-up. (Delivery is available for $25 per container.) You will receive an email with purchase instructions.
3. Purchase: The last step is to complete the purchase of the containers in your cart.