City-issued containers are expected to have a lifespan of 10 years. Containers need to be replaced if the City determines they are no longer serviceable for automated collection. Usually, the driver places a tag on the container advising the resident to replace the damaged container.
Replacing a damaged container is a three-step process. Below is a general overview of each step.1. Address Search:
Search for your site by entering your address.2. Choose Containers:
Select the trash ($70), recycling (free), or greenery* (free) containers you'd like to purchase. Enter the old trash (black) container’s serial number for warranty eligibility, which may reduce the price. Select delivery or pick-up. (Delivery is available for $25 per container.) You will receive an email with purchase instructions. View container sizes.
* Not available in all areas.3. Purchase:
The last step is to complete the purchase of the containers in your cart.
To apply the prorated price, customers will need to return applicable containers upon replacement (delivery or pick up). For more information please see Container Frequently Asked Questions
.If your container is under warranty, replacement wheels and lids are available at no charge.
To obtain a replacement, visit 8353 Miramar Place facility weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. City staff members can show you how to perform lid and wheel replacement. Please bring the damaged lid with you for recycling. If you're unable to bring the damaged lid, it can be disposed of in your recycling container. Please provide a picture or written down serial number of the container you are requesting lids or wheels for. How can I find out if my container is under warranty?
Please call 858-694-7000 or email email@example.com
to ask if your container qualifies for a free lid and/or wheels replacement.