As you may know I Love A Clean San Diego, in partnership with the County of San Diego, operates San Diego’s official recycling website and call center which refers thousands of residents to where in San Diego they can recycle or dispose of just about anything. From broken surfboards to wine corks, cooking oil to bridesmaids dresses, WasteFreeSD.org makes recycling in San Diego quick and convenient.
San Diego County can be a tricky place to navigate when trying to figure out where to recycle some things. All 18 jurisdictions in San Diego have different rules depending on where you live, which is why WasteFreeSD.org uses your zip code to find out exactly where you can take your items to be recycled or disposed of properly. By giving residents an easy way to get rid of things they don’t want, WasteFreeSD.org diverts tons of waste from local landfills, encourages people to be more eco-friendly, and prevents illegal dumping from damaging our local community.
New Look. It’s cleaner, it’s shinier, and it’s got a lot more useful recycling information for you all in one place.
Easier to Use. You can now start typing in the search field and it auto-fills the available options for you! On the results page, there is also a new map feature that shows you where the recycling centers are in your area.
Updated Resources. From why recycling is important for our local community, to what exactly you can put in your blue bin at home, the new WasteFreeSD.org is chock full of information and even short videos from our ILACSD staff.
En Español. The WasteFreeSD hotline has been bi-lingual for some time now, but that was the only option for Spanish speaking San Diegans to get the recycling information they need. WasteFreeSD.org En Español is a great new feature and even includes a video from our Educator, Monica, on what can and can’t be recycled in your blue bin!
WasteFreeSD.org is still your go-to resource for recycling and hazardous waste disposal information in San Diego County. The new look and feel just make it even easier to navigate! We want to get the word out about this great one stop recycling resource, which is an extremely important tool to help keep our local community clean and encourage recycling.
Why is WasteFreeSD.org Important?
The average person throws away 4.5 pounds of trash a day, adding up to more than 1,400 pounds per person a year. We million plus San Diegans are piling our waste high. In fact, it has been in the news recently that our current pace of trash accumulation will likely cause the local landfill to fill up within the decade.
We hope that by telling people about WasteFreeSD.org, we will help them make better decisions about what they throw in the trash.
Go check out the all new WasteFreeSD.org today and help us get to word out by telling your friends and family too!