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Waste Management provides customers with one 96 gallon cart for the collection of trash and one 96 gallon cart for the collection of mixed recyclables and paper. Trash and recyclables are picked up weekly. Greenwaste is collected by landscapers on base.

For more information about Camp Pendleton: 

In this Section

What to put in your trash cart
What to put in your recyclables cart
Service reminders
Bulky items
Household Hazardous Waste and Universal waste

What Goes In Your Carts?

Trash Cart

Disposable diapers Drinking glasses
Pet-soiled paper Window glass
Pet waste Auto glass
Soiled/greasy paper plates or pizza boxes Mirrors
Napkins Paint cans (empty)
Waxed and coated paper Oil cans (empty)
Clothing Rubber/latex items
Foam padding Plastic bags (grocery or dry cleaner)
Carpeting Potting containers
Ceramics Polystyrene foam
Steel items Toys
Palm fronds  

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Commingled Recyclables Cart

Please rinse food residue from containers.

Aluminum/tin cans
Aluminum foil
Juice bottles
Tissue boxes
Empty aerosol cans Glass bottles/jars
Pie tins Liquor bottles
Milk jugs Laundry detergent bottles and boxes
Plastic beverage containers labeled #1 - #7 Other plastic containers labeled #1 and #2
(on the bottom with arrows surrounding it)
Inserts Paperback books
Magazines Craft/paper bags
Phone books Manila envelopes
Paper (all colors) Paper egg cartons (no egg residue)
Computer paper Boxes
Junk mail Corrugated cardboard (Please flatten
  boxes before placing them in the cart to increase cart capacity.)

Become a Recycling Ambassador! Recycle Right by keeping these three things in mind:

  • Recycle all bottles, cans and paper.
  • Keep items clean and dry.
  • No plastic bags in the recycling.

Visit to learn more.


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Service Reminders:

  • Separate trash, and recycling and place into the appropriate cart. All material must fit into the cart with the lid closed.
  • Roll carts out to the curb line by 6 a.m. and place with the handle facing away from the street.
  • Carts must have a minimum 2-foot clearance of any obstacles including parked cars, mailboxes and other carts.
  • If collection does not occur because of carts being blocked, or carts set out late, collection will be made the next regular service day.
  • Only Waste Management provided carts will be serviced. Each cart is serviced by a different truck on the same collection day.

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Bulky Item Collection

For items that are too large to fit into the trash can, such as furniture or appliances, residents may request the pick up of household bulky goods -- see the full list of acceptable and unacceptable bulky items. Advance notice is required. To schedule a bulky goods pick up, please contact your Base Housing Office. 

Due to state environmental laws, TVs, computer monitors or other e-waste are not accepted as bulky items.  Please take these items to either MCB Camp Pendleton’s Recycle Center or one of Waste Management's Recycling Centers.  The two Waste Management Recycle Centers are located at 2880 Industry St. in Oceanside, or 5960 El Camino Real in Carlsbad, Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. TVs, laptop computers, computer monitors or other items with cathode ray tubes (CRTs) can be disposed of for free; other e-waste such as fax machines or stereos can be safely disposed of for 50 cents per pound.

For other resources on reusing and recycling electronic products, visit or

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Household Hazardous Waste and Universal Waste

Household Hazardous Waste includes: used oil filters, motor oil and used motor oil, paint, antifreeze, batteries, propane tanks, pesticides, household cleaners, pool chemicals and sharps/needles.  Universal waste includes: batteries, fluorescent light tubes, thermostats, aerosol cans with material still inside and other items also characterized as electronic or household hazardous waste.

Residents who reside on MCB Camp Pendleton may take their household hazardous waste to facilities in Ramona, Miramar or El Cajon:

324 Maple Street
(At Ramona Disposal Services Transfer Station and Buyback Center)
Open every Saturday of each month, excluding holiday weekends. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please call 1-877-R-1-EARTH for more information.

5161 Convoy Street
(Entrance to Miramar Landfill)
Open Saturdays by APPOINTMENT only, except holidays.
Please call 1-877-R-1-EARTH for an appointment at this facility.

El Cajon:
1001 W. Bradley Avenue
(At Waste Management Transfer Station)
Open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month by APPOINTMENT only.
Please call 619-596-5100 for an appointment at this facility.

Please call the hotline for directions to these facilities, to schedule an appointment, or for dates and locations for special one-day events. Door-to-door services for elderly or disabled residents are available upon qualification. For additional information, visit the County of San Diego web site.

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For more information on our services please contact Waste Management of North County/Coast Waste Management customer service at 1(800) DUMPSTER.