Residential Garbage & Recycling Service

Residential Garbage and Recycling Services for the City of Pismo Beach are provided by South County Sanitary.

Effective February 3, 2014 South County Sanitary's service schedule to our residential customers will change to Thursdays. All Pismo Beach / Shell Beach residents must place all Trash, Recycle and Green Waste containers out each Thursday by 6:00 am for pickup.


This year's South County Sanitary Clean-Up Weeks are the week of April 20th - April 24th and the week of September 21st - September 25th, 2015.

Clean-Up Week is a community service provided free to single family residential garbage customers. Please place your Clean-Up Week garbage on the curb no later than 6:00 AM on your regular garbage collection day. Please don’t block your waste wheelers; we will still run automated trucks. You may set out up to 12 bags, boxes, or bundles, each not to exceed 75 pounds and 4 feet in length. Bundles must be tied.

Should you have bulky items, please call the South County Sanitary office at 805-489-4246 to schedule pick up. Special pricing for bulky items is $10 each, limit of 2 and is valid only during Clean-Up Week. You must call one week before your collection day to schedule the pickup of the bulky items. These items will not be picked up unless you call.

Please do not put out your trash until your collection day.