Solid Waste Trash Recycling Requirements

Diamond Solid Waste provides recycling and trash services in the City of San Diego and the County Unincorporated area and federal and state installations.  The State of California has adopted new MANDATORY Recycling and diversion laws to reduce trash and refuse state wide.  These regulations are throughout the entire State.   We at Diamond will help plan the segregation of your waste to meet the new requirements.  Click on the tab for recycling guidelines for the City of San Diego and the County of San Diego.  California has set a mandatory recycling goal for 2022 of 38% for commercial businesses and 65% for construction sites.   You can contact Diamonds Rep by calling 1-800-744-DUMP (3867)

Mandatory Recycling Information   Instructional Service Guide


For additional recycling information, please visit City of San Diego: County of San Diego:


**Please Verify bins are unobstructed and not overfilled prior to your scheduled pickup**

Organics/Green Waste C&D Recyclables Inerts
  • Plant Trimmings
  • Grass
  • Tree Cuttings
  • Food Waste
  • Paper soiled with food waste
  • Sod
  • Yard Waste




  • Metal
  • Untreated Wood
  • Drywall
  • Pallets
  • Cardboard
  • Mixed C&D

    (Contact your Diamond rep)

    *Large volumes of the above can be hauled separately for 100% recycling.

  • Separated Concrete
  • Rock
  • Asphalt
  • Clean Dirt(no organics, scrap metal rock or asphalt)
  • Concrete roofing materials




WastePaper Trash Other Waste Material Other Recyclables
  • Cardboard
  • Paper Shipping Materials
  • Paper




  • Palm Tree Frons
  • Stumps
  • Asphalt Shingle




Please speak with your Diamond Rep,

  • Hard Plastics (segregated by type #1-7)
    *No Film