Solid Waste & Recycling

The primary role of the Environmental Services Division is to manage the City's integrated waste management activities, which include solid waste franchise administration and compliance with the CalRecycle requirements for reduction of waste thrown into the landfill. The City of Coronado has an exclusive franchise agreement with EDCO Disposal Corporation for solid waste disposal and recycling services. Disposal and recycling of household hazardous waste, electronic waste and universal waste are also coordinated through this division.

EDCO Disposal Corporation provides solid waste disposal and recycling services in the City of Coronado. These services include collection, transfer and disposal of all solid waste, recyclables and organic waste generated at all residential and commercial properties. EDCO is the only company authorized to haul solid waste in the City of Coronado.

For more information, visit the Residential Service page and Commercial Service page.

Please Note: Multifamily complexes of less than five units receive Residential Services, and Multifamily complexes of five units or more receive Commercial Services.

Recycling Events

Bulky Trash Curbside Collection:  May 16-20, 2022

Community Cleanup Week is scheduled twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall, and will occur on residents' regularly scheduled residential curbside collection days. Place unwanted bulk items on the curb along with your regular carts by 6 am. No hazardous waste will be accepted. Upcoming event dates will be announced on this page, in the Weekly Update, and in your EDCO bill.

Bulky trash items typically include broken appliances, water heaters, furniture, old mattresses (please wrap mattresses prior to setting out special mattress disposal bags can be purchased at hardware stores or online), yard waste, and other miscellaneous bulky household items. All yard waste will be recycled and must be bagged or bundled. Tree trimmings should be cut into 3-foot lengths and tied securely into bundles not greater than 18 inches in diameter.

Please note: Debris from contractors, landscapers or commercial businesses will not be accepted.

Free Mulch

During the Community Cleanup events, free mulch will be available for self-load/ self-haul at the corner of A Avenue and 2nd Street, behind the Little League field. Bring a shovel to get your mulch while it lasts!

Mulch will be replenished each morning by 8 am. If you plan to haul mulch in an open truck or trailer, please remember to bring a tarp to cover your material.

Document Shredding and E-waste Recycling

The City and EDCO sponsor a free document shredding and electronic waste event each year for Coronado residents. The event is held on a Saturday, from 8 am to 1 pm at the City Hall north parking lot,1825 Strand Way. View map. Upcoming event dates will be announced on this page, in the Weekly Update, and in your EDCO bill.

EDCO limits items, such as old bank statements or other personal records, to two bankers boxes or containers measuring no greater than 10 inches by 12 inches by 15 inches per household. Residents also may drop off, unwanted electronics, including TVs, computer monitors, printers, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players and answering machines. Please, no household hazardous waste material, appliances or trash at this shredding event location.

Additional Disposal Information