Remember the last time you missed your trash day? Ahh! Well, we all have been there and waiting for the next pickup is not so great experience.

That’s why it’s better to stick to your pickup schedule. 

So, the main question what day is trash day in Oceanside? Well, truth to tell, there is no straightforward answer to that. 


But worry not; we are here to help you with your Oceanside trash schedule. So, let’s figure out that together.

1. Find Your Oceanside Trash Pick-Up Day 2024

Oceanside City has a contract with Waste Management Inc for residential garbage collection. Here’s how to find your assigned day:

  • Navigate to WM’s official website (click here)
  • Type your email and password and tap on login
  • Your collection day, time and relevant information will appear
Find Your Oceanside Trash Pick-Up Day

If you don’t have an account or service yet, then either sign up or call 760 -439 -2824 to request service.

Report A Missed Collection

If you have missed your trash pickup, then either fill out the online form or call 760 -435 -5457 and report your missed collection to a customer care representative.

2. Waste Management Oceanside Holiday Schedule    

If the holiday falls on weekdays, there’ll be a one-day delay in the curbside collection. There will be no service on the following days:

Memorial DayMonday, May 27
Independence DayThursday, July 4
Labor DayMonday, September 2
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 28
Christmas DayWednesday, December 25
Near Year’s DayWednesday, January 1

It is worth mentioning that the schedule is pushed to the next day on holidays. For example, Labor Day will be observed on Monday. So, the Monday collection will be pushed to Tuesday, Tuesday to Wednesday and so on. 

3. Oceanside Recycling 

Recyclables are also collected on the same day as your regular residential garbage carts. 


Acceptable Recyclables: Rigid plastic containers, aluminum cans, cardboard, rinsed glass bottles, newspaper, and plastic bags. Waste Management Oceanside also accepts batteries as recyclables. But keep in mind that residents must put them at the top of their blue carts.  

Unacceptable Items: Plastic bags, construction debris, tree waste, motor oil, cooking oil, sharp objects, mirrors, or dirty food carton.

Electronic Recycling Oceanside

All residents can request special E-waste pickup three times annually. The service can be requested free of cost.

  • E-waste limit: 5 items
  • How to request service: Call 760 -439 -2824

WM Recycling Rules

  • Place all your carts to the curbside by 06:00 am on your assigned day.
  • The lid of the cart must close properly.
  • Carts must be at least 2 feet from roads, cars, and mailboxes.
  • Never place your recyclables near any fire-hazardous material.

Oceanside Recycling Center

If you’ve loads of recyclables that you can’t fit into the cart. Then, you can drop-off them at the Oceanside buyback recycling center.

Location: 2880 Industry St Oceanside 92054

Hours of Operation: The facility remains open from Tuesday to Saturday from 08:00 am to 04:00 pm. 

For More Information: Call 760 -439 -2824

4. Oceanside Bulk Pickup

Waste Management offers 3 free bulky collections per residential address. Keep in mind that only 5 large items will be collected per pickup.

Acceptable Items: Furniture, sofa, chairs, washers, dry toilet, and wood planks.

Unaccepted Items: Tires, batteries, paint, oils, constitution debris, rocks, sand, gravel, dirt, logs, carpet, hazardous or medical waste.

How To Schedule A Bulky Collection: Fill out an online form or call 760 -439 -2824 to schedule your pickup.

5. Got More Then Accepted Bulk Trash? You Need To Hire Private Junk Haulers

This is the most convenient option as all you need to do is schedule their service. They will do the rest. For their service, you have to pay a fee. Usually, the fee differs depending on the size and number of your items.

Here’re the top 5 junk haulers:

Company NameContact Info
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Oceanside800 -468 -5865
Mission Minded760 -819 -7035
The Hauler Junk Removal760 -331 -3289
Clear Junk Removal760 -405 -4347
Junk Valet, Inc760 -522 -2911

6. Important Contacts For More Information

Waste Management Oceanside Phone Number: Call 760 -439 -2824 or 760 -435 -5457.

For Any Change In Schedule: Follow the city of Oceanside’s official Twitter account.

Wrapping It Up!

Currently, there is no delay in the Oceanside trash schedule. Residential refuse is collected weekly, along with recyclables. All residents are bound to follow the set rules and regulations while placing their carts on the curbside.

If you think you have missed your cart’s not emptied by mistake, call 760 -439 -2824 or 760 -435 -5457 and request a special service.

When it comes to bulky pickup, the WM offers three special collection schedules throughout the year. But this comes with a limit of 5 items per bulky pickup.


Jimmy Carter specializes in providing up-to-date information on trash schedules for cities and states across the USA. With a passion for community service and sustainability, Jimmy is committed to helping people reduce their environmental impact and keep their neighborhoods clean.

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