Solid Waste Disposal

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The City of san Luis Obispo has an exclusive franchise agreement with San Luis garbage, a Waste Connections Company, to provide solid waste and recycling services to the residents and businesses of the City of San Luis Obispo. The list of services San Luis Garbage provides are:

    • Residential and commercial garbage collection
    • Residential and commercial recycling collection
    • Residential and commercial organics collection (green waste and food waste)
    • Curbside residential used motor oil and filter collection
    • Semi-annual community clean-up events for residential customers.

    Residential Serviceswaste_cans

    A residential customer can choose between a 20, 32, 64, or 96-gallon waste wheeler for their individual garbage needs. When signing up for weekly garbage service, one can also sign up for weekly curbside recycling and weekly green waste service. These services are included in the cost of garbage service.   

    Residential containers may be placed on the curb for collection before 7:00 am on your day of service and must be removed within twelve hours of collection.  Please allow three feet between each container when placing containers on the curb to allow for ease of pick-up.


    Used Oil Collection

    Upon request, the garbage company will deliver an oil container and a clear bag for the oil filter to make for easy curb-side pick-up. Drain your used oil into the container and call at least 24 yours before your day of service to set up collection of the used oil and oil filter.

    Commercial Customer Services


    Commercial customers can sign up for garbage and recycling services with San Luis Garbage Co.  San Luis Garbage will help you select the service level that best fits your garbage and recycling needs.  If you need additional help you can contact the SLO County Integrated Waste Management Authority and set up an appointment for a recycling specialist to come visit you and custom design a program that best fits your needs.  The SLO County IWMA can be contacted at (805) 782-8530.

    For more information on commercial garbage services or to sign your business up for service, please call San Luis Garbage at (805) 543-0875.

    Local Landfill - Cold Canyon

    The nearest landfill to San Luis Obispo is Cold Canyon Landfill at 2268 Carpenter Canyon Rd. 

    Cold Canyon is open Monday through Saturday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and closed on Sunday.  For more information on Cold Canyon Landfill please call them directly at (805) 549-8332 or visit their website.