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The City of Oceanside is Committed to ZERO WASTE! 

 On March 17, 2021, City Council approved the 2020 Zero Waste Plan, which expands upon existing programming outlined in the 2012 Zero Waste Plan to allow the City to meet its zero waste goals, and maps out the next decade of zero waste programming, services, and compliance with State laws.

Program Highlights 

Attention Residents! The Green Oceanside Recycle Smart Tool is Here

Not sure what goes where? The Recycle Smart Tool can tell you how something can be reused, repaired, donated, recycled, or disposed of. Simply click here, and type the item you are trying to recycle in the box! 


 Commercial & Multi-Family Food Scraps Recycling Program

The City and Waste Management launched the Commercial & Multi-Family Food Scraps Recycling Program in 2020 in response to California regulations (AB 1826; SB 1383). The Food Scraps Recycling Program recycles 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! Visit the Commercial Businesses and/or the Multi-Family Page for more information.  

Green Oceanside Kitchen (GOK)

The Green Oceanside Kitchen is a state-of-the-art food recovery and preservation facility designed to foster a sustainable food system and offer culinary learning opportunities dedicated to wasting nothing and feeding our community.

Green Oceanside Business Network (GOBN)

Green Oceanside Businesses are recognized as environmental leaders that incorporate sustainable practices. The GOBN is a FREE program that seeks to spur innovation and environmental responsibility while helping Oceanside businesses prosper in the green economy. Click here for more information.

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Got Questions? Contact Us!

Check out the below FAQs and contact information to get your questions answered.

  • How do I set up new services?

Contact Utility Billing at (760) 435-3900 or

  • How can I get involved with Green Oceanside?

Contact the Zero Waste Team at (760) 435-4500 or

  • How do I schedule a free residential large item landfill pick up?

Contact Waste Management at (760) 439-2824 or For more information click here.

  • How do I make a residential household hazardous waste drop off appointment?

Contact Waste Management at (760) 439-2824 or cssandiego@wm.comFor more information click here. 

  • How do I schedule a free residential e-waste pick up?

Contact Waste Management at (760) 439-2824 or more information click here. 

  • Who do I contact to update my solid waste, recycling, and organics services?

Contact Waste Management at (760) 439-2824 or  

  • My services were missed, how can I schedule a courtesy pick up?

Contact Waste Management at (760) 439-2824 or

Waste Management Customer Service 

(760) 439-2824

The City's Zero Waste Team

(760) 435-4500