Recycling Ordinances – CITY
The City of San Diego has a Construction and Demolition Recycling Ordinance
(See – https://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/recycling/cd)
The City of San Diego also has a Recycling Ordinances for Business Recycling
(See – https://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/recycling/business)
The City of San Diego also has a new Organic Waste Recycling Program
(See – https://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/recycling/sb1383)
Recycling Ordinances – COUNTY
The County of San Diego has a Construction and Demolition Recycling Ordinance
The County of San Diego has a Residential Recycling Ordinance
(See – https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/dpw/recycling/residentialrecycling.html)
The County of San Diego has a Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Ordinance
(See – https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/dpw/recycling/hhw.html)
The County of San Diego has a Business Recycling Ordinance
(See – https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/dpw/recycling/businessrecycling.html)
Recycling Rock, Concrete & Asphalt
These materials can be ground up and used as aggregate in concrete or as road base. We can legally haul up to 10 tons. These loads may not include trash, vegetation (including roots), plastic liner, wood, etc. The unwanted materials may result in a clean-up fee that may be more than the original agreed upon price; these materials may also result in the load being treated as a trash load which may double the recycle price.
Recycling Green Loads
Tree trimmings and yard waste are ground up and used as mulch.
Unacceptable items include:
- Root balls,
- Succulents (examples include ice plant, jade & cactus),
- Fibrous trees and plants because they don’t grind up well (examples include palm trees, coral tree, palm fronds & yucca)
- Trunks greater than 4 feet in length,
- Processed wood,
Recycling Wood Loads
Lumber may be recycled. Incidental nails and bolts are acceptable. Restrictions include:
- No paint, varnish, stain or other treatment of the lumber.
- No composite lumber such as plywood or fiberboard. The glue used in these products make them non-recyclable.
- No metal hardware such as hinges, elbows, bracket, etc.
Recycling Metal Loads
Metals can be recycled as long as they are free of trash. We charge a haul rate and refund or credit your account for the proceeds of the metal sale (supported by a copy of the recycler’s receipt). Mixed metals usually receive a lower price per ton than separated metals.
Recycling Sod Loads
Sod is the top layer of grass, roots and incidental dirt. Sod may be recycle if there is no trash.