Solid Waste & Recycling Services

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

The City’s Zero Waste Plan was adopted in 2012 by City Council and set a goal of reaching a 75-90% diversion rate by 2020. It included short and long-term goals and programs that provide a direct benefit to our environment and community. View the Zero Waste Plan here

Program Highlights 


Food Scraps Recycling Program Webinar - January 25, 2021

Attention businesses! Join representatives from the City’s Green Oceanside and Waste Management for “Back to Basics: Food Scraps Recycling 101” on Monday, January 25 from 12:00pm to 12:30pm. This virtual webinar will provide a refresher on how the Food Scraps Recycling Program works, and how businesses can set their employees and customers up for success. Register today.  For more information, view the webinar flyer here: Virtual Workshop Flyer

Become a Zero Waste Champion!

Whether you are looking for curriculum to expand your students’ knowledge on recycling, or you would like to learn more about going zero waste in Oceanside, you can visit to access FREE educational tutorials geared towards K-3rd, 4th-7th, and 8th-12th grade students. You even have the opportunity to win a shirt while supplies last!

Zero Waste Plan Update - View the Recorded Workshops Today

Two virtual workshops occurred in early October to receive input as we develop zero waste goals and strategies. For those who were unable to attend, or would like to watch once more, view the recordings of each workshop below. 

Zero Waste Plan Update – Business Sustainability Workshop, October 5, 2020


Zero Waste Plan Update – Public and Community Workshop, October 6, 2020

Commercial Food Scraps Recycling Program - It's here!

The City and Waste Management have launched a Commercial Food Scrap Recycling Program. The Food Scraps Recycling Program will recycle food waste, often referred to as organics, and food-soiled paper into its own bin. Not only does this program offer cost savings opportunities for business, but it puts our City one step closer to achieving a 75-90% diversion rate! Check out the Food Scraps Recycling Program page for more information and resources. 

Got Questions? Contact Us!

The City's Zero Waste Team

(760) 435-4500

Waste Management Customer Service

(760) 439-2824