The City of Oceanside is pleased to announce Curb Up, a new service opportunity provided by Waste Management and Goodwill of San Diego.
“This is a very exciting partnership, which allows Oceanside residents to divert valuable items from the landfill to give these items another life and help our local reuse economy,” said Colleen Foster,
City of Oceanside’s Senior Management Analyst for the Solid Waste and Recycling Program. “Rather than being dumped forever in a landfill, these materials remain in North County and help provide jobs through Goodwill’s services and programs.”
There is an estimated $2,000,000 of value represented by these reusable materials, as identified in the City of Oceanside’s Zero Waste Strategic Management Plan, and programs like Curb Up are keeping these materials in the local economy instead of heading to the landfill. Waste Management (WM) provides two citywide donation curbside collection weeks per year for gently used household goods, textiles and other large items that are suitable for donation. Oceanside residents and each multifamily unit are permitted to place eight reusable bulky items curbside for collection. Waste Management will pick up the donated items curbside on their regularly scheduled service day. The next donation service is scheduled for November 6 – 17.
For large items that are broken or soiled and not suitable for donation, Waste Management also provides two citywide landfill curbside collection weeks per year
. Residents and multifamily complexes are permitted to place an unlimited number of soiled and/or broken bulky items curbside during these weeks. The next landfill week is scheduled for December 4- 8 for single family residents and December 11 – 15 for multifamily complexes. To schedule a donation or landfill week pick up, residents, tenants or landlords must call WM at (760) 439-2824 at least 24 hours in advance of their regularly scheduled service day.
In addition to these services, Oceanside residents are allowed three additional landfill pick ups of five large items per collection throughout the year. To schedule a curbside landfill collection, call (760) 439-2824 at least 24 hours in advance of your regularly scheduled service day. Oceanside residents may also drop off small household items like clothes, toys or shoes for donation at the WM Buy-Back Center located at 2880 Industry Street.
For information on Curb Up and any of the City of Oceanside’s environmental programs or services please visit www.greenoceanside.org, or download the Green Oceanside Mobile App available for free from the apple and android stores.
About City of Oceanside’s Zero Waste Program: The City of Oceanside is committed to waste diversion and recycling. Our goal is zero waste. To meet this goal we encourage everyone who lives, works or visits Oceanside to embrace the Road to Zero Waste. Reduce waste first, reuse and repair products as many times as possible, recycle or compost and rethink what products you use!
About Green Oceanside: Green Oceanside is a campaign dedicated to teaching residents and local businesses how to be better stewards of the Earth by recycling, reducing waste, composting, using water and energy efficiently, and preventing water pollution and litter.