Green Oceanside Events

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America Recycles Day: November 15

Access the Zero Waste Educational Tutorials Year Round!

Celebrate America Recycles Day year-round through the City and Waste Management’s online educational tutorials.

Complete two (2) Recycle Right tutorials for your grade level and receive the opportunity to win a ‘Zero Waste’ shirt while supplies last.

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November 2 to November 13, 2020


Donation Weeks

Oceanside residents can donate up to eight gently used items curbside November 2 - 13 as part of the biannual Donation Weeks. All items donated will be brought to the Oceanside DAV, to support local veterans.

Acceptable items include furniture, bags of textiles, sporting equipment, electronics, appliances, and more! Please contact Waste Management at (760) 439-2824 to learn more about what items can be donated and to schedule your donation pick up.

For more information, visit our Donation Opportunities and Large Item Landfill Collection page.


November 30 to December 11, 2020


Landfill Weeks

For items beyond repair, reuse or refurbishment, the City and Waste Management provide Landfill Weeks twice per year. Residents can call Waste Management to schedule a curbside landfill pick up of broken or soiled items from November 30 - December 11.

Along with these services, Oceanside residents can also schedule a large-item landfill pick up of up to five items, three times each year for broken and soiled items, by calling Waste Management at (760) 439-2824.

For more information, visit our Donation Opportunities and Large Item Landfill Collection page.

Various dates September-December 2020

Workshops will take place virtually

California Friendly Landscaping Classes

These free, virtual classes in landscape design and irrigation principles will help you plant, care for and maintain a beautiful water efficient garden. Choose from three class themes to address your garden’s needs: California Friendly® and Native Landscape Training, Turf Removal and Garden Transformation Workshop and Garden Design Workshop. All classes are led by Green Gardens Group virtual instructors.

Register for a workshop here.

Various dates October-December 2020

All weekday workshops are held from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and Saturday workshops from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Workshops will take place virtually.


WaterSmart Landscape Workshops for Homeowners

These FREE, three-hour online workshops will give you the skills and knowledge to create a yard that loves San Diego as much as you do! Each workshop, taught by a local landscape design professional, focuses on specific landscape topics with a “do-it-yourself” approach.

View more information about the workshop topics and resister for a workshop here.



Water Wise Landscape Workshop Recordings


Zoom Recordings: Virtual Water Wise Landscape Workshops for Homeowners

Recordings of the Virtual Landscape Workshops for Homeowners will be available on the Landscaping Resources Page a week or so after each workshop. Access these recordings to learn about landscape design, plant selection, irrigation and installation and maintenance from a local landscape architect.