Trash, Recycling & Organics Recycling Collection

Weekly trash, recycling and organics recycling collection is required in the City of Poway. All trash, recycling and organics recycling collection services are provided by EDCO Disposal. The contract is managed by the Public Works Department (858-668-4700).

To establish service, contact EDCO at 858-748-7769.

Business - Current Trash Rates

Commercial & Industrial Rates

Explanation of mandatory commercial recycling laws, AB341 and AB1826, in the State of California.

Residential - Current Trash Rates

Residential Services
(partial listing)
Rates
(effective 07/01/23)
35-gallon waste cart, recyclables and organic recyclables - billed to occupant$21.89/month
95-gallon waste cart, recyclables and organic recyclables - billed to occupant$30.06/month
35-gallon waste cart, recyclables and organic recyclables - billed to HOA$21.23/month
95-gallon waste cart, recyclables and organic recyclables  - billed to HOA$29.34/month
Special on-call pickup of bulky items (furniture, appliances, etc.)$18.52/item
Surcharge of special on-call pickup of refrigerator or other appliances that requires special handling due to freon or similar contaminants$55.64/item)
Additional waste cart$4.24/month
Additional organics/green waste cart$3.36/month
Additional recycling cartNo Charge 

For additional rate information, please call EDCO Disposal at 858-748-7769.

Organics Recycling

The City together with EDCO Waste & Recycling Services launched the new Organics Recycling Program on January 1, 2021. Poway residents are provided with up to three commingled green carts. Use your green cart to separate landscape waste, food scraps, and other organic materials for collection each week on your scheduled service day. The organic material collected will be taken to EDCO’s Anaerobic Digestion Facility in Escondido, California, to be converted into renewable natural gas and anaerobic compost. For more information regarding residential organics recycling visit EDCO's website.

Now Accepted with Recyclables

- cartons, polystyrene foam labeled recycle code 6

- all rigid plastics labeled recycle code 3 through

What goes where? Learn more!