The waste management hierarchy –– actually expresses the order of importance of these ideas:
- Reduce needless consumption and the generation of waste.
- Reuse any item that can be reused or give it to a person or charity that can reuse it.
- Recycle whatever discards remain if you can and only dispose of what you must.
Also, please keep in mind the concept of "cycle" in the term "recycle". For there to be a complete cycle, the things you send to be recycled must come back to you. So look for recycled content products whenever you buy, otherwise you are not truly recycling.
Whether you live in a single-family home, an apartment, condo or townhouse, or you have a small business or large commercial facility, waste reduction and recycling is easy. This website will help you in determining what materials are recycled in Oceanside and how to properly prepare them for collection, and how to minimize your waste generated at home, office, or school. If you have any questions regarding solid waste and recycling services and/or programs feel free to call us on the Recycling Hotline at (760) 435-5015. You can also reach the Waste Management of North County Customer Service line at (760) 439-2824 for further information. Thank you for being a part of the Green Oceanside team.