Solid Waste & Recycling Services

Update Regarding Waste Management 

Waste Management and the City are committed to putting people first, and the health and safety of our employees, our customers and our communities is our highest priority. Based on the information currently available, Waste Management is committed to maintaining our standard solid waste and recycling operations in the City of Oceanside, and do not anticipate major service interruptions at this time.

However, effective immediately, Waste Management is closing our local buyback centers in Oceanside and Carlsbad indefinitely in order to protect all employees and customers through social distancing for COVID-19 prevention. Conversely, there are currently no plans to cancel the Household Hazardous drive through events. Additionally, the delivery of food scraps containers and roll-out of the services to businesses is being delayed until May with details forthcoming to impacted customers.

The COVID-19 situation is very fluid, and if circumstances change that would impact Waste Management’s ability to provide services as scheduled, WM will immediately update our customers within the community of Oceanside. Should you have questions on your services, please do not hesitate to contact Waste Management at (760) 439-2824 or visit us online at Additionally, you can reach the City at (760) 435-4500 or

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

Oceanside is on the Road to Zero Waste with a goal of reaching a 75-90% diversion/recycling rate by 2020. Complete Zero Waste Plan


Contact Us

The City's Zero Waste Team (760) 435-4500
Waste Management Customer Service (760) 439-2824


What's New?

The City and Waste Management have launched a Commercial Food Scrap Recycling ProgramThe Food Scraps Recycling Program will recycle food waste, often referred to as organics, and food-soiled paper into its own bin - separate from landfill and landscape cuttings. 

Be Disposable-Free Campaign. The City's Green Oceanside's team invites you to be a part of Oceanside's "Be-Disposable Free" Campaign, take the pledge to ditch disposables and let the City know how you would like to see single-use plastic addressed in Oceanside. 

Find a Green Oceanside Business Network Member or apply to join!

Recycle Right - Waste Widget!

Not sure what cart an item goes in, where you can donate it, or if it's hazardous waste? Use the Recycle Right Waste Widget below to show you how to reduce, reuse, and recycle right in Oceanside!