Solid Waste & Recycling Services

The City of Oceanside is committed to waste diversion and recycling. Our goal is Zero Waste!

The City of Oceanside is committed to waste diversion and recycling. Our goal is Zero Waste. In 2012, the City of Oceanside enacted a Zero Waste Plan which set the goal of 75% diversion/recycling rate by 2020. This goal is aligned with recently enacted State of California AB 341. Currently, the City has reached a diversion/recycling rate of 71% through the implementation of numerous waste reduction and recycling programs. Once the strategies detailed in the Zero Waste Plan are fully implemented, the City should be able to achieve diversion higher than 75%, and ultimately meet the international standard of 90% to become a Zero Waste Community. For the complete Zero Waste Plan click here. Staff monitors all solid waste and recycling services as provided by Waste Management and Agri Service Inc., to further ensure these services help out community meet all State regulations and City Zero Waste goals. Staff also act as the City liaison to the Integrated Waste Commission, an advisory board to the City Council. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the City of Oceanside Customer Care line at (760) 435-4500.


 What's New?

Watch Oceanside on Curiosity Quest Goes Green! When asked "How do we keep our beaches clean?" host Joel Greene of course thought of Oceanside. Oceanside has the most extensive beach, harbor and downtown recycling program in San Diego County! When you are out and about enjoying our beautiful environment don't forget to "recycle smart" by looking for a blue recycling container. Watch Oceanside's Curiosity Quest Goes Green to learn about having a Zero Waste Beach Day and how the City and other local organizations help keep our beaches and waterways clean! Together we can protect Oceanside's cherished waves and good times for future generations! Click here to watch the episode.

Calling All Oceanside Businesses! Join the Green Oceanside Business Network today! This is a free program that seeks to spur innovation and environmental responsibility while helping Oceanside businesses prosper in the green economy. As a Green Oceanside Business Network member you stand for more than business as usual. Members adopt principles and policies that take care of people and the planet. To find a Green Oceanside Business Network Member or apply to join click here!


Download the FREE Green Oceanside Mobile App! The Green Oceanside App can be downloaded for free from the Apple and Andriod iStores by searching "Green Oceanside". Stay informed on environmental news and events while learning more about sustainability and conservation. You can even engage with the Green Oceanside community through photo submissions, classes, and workshops! Click here for more information!