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

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Keep your family and the environment safe by participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day! There are several locations in North County, including the Tri City Medical Center (4002 Vista Way), where you can drop off unused prescription drugs – no questions asked! View the Prescription Drug Take Back 2020 Flyer for more information.

We want to hear from YOU! Take the 2020 Zero Waste Plan Survey

Your feedback through the Zero Waste Plan Survey will help the City plan for short- and long-term goals that provide a direct benefit to our environment and community, and will also solicit feedback on a draft marine debris reduction ordinance to address foam based single-use disposable take-out ware and potentially require utensils upon request.

Zero Waste Plan Survey

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