Solid Waste & Recycling Services

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?


“What Goes Where” Summer Video Challenge

Join in on the fun and participate in the What Goes Where Summer Video Challenge – You could win up to $600! 

Prizes will be based on video creativity and focus on zero waste. Submissions should be emailed to Click here for video requirements and more information

Oceanside's Residential Backyard Composting Program

The Green Oceanside team is excited to provide home composting resources and support to its residents and educators looking to turn their organic waste into nutrient-rich compost! Participants can register here to receive FREE static or vermicomposting bins systems and kitchen pails while supplies last. 

Commercial Food Scraps Recycling Program - Coming August 2020

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.