Special Services

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Landfill and Yard Waste Passes

  • Contact Republic Services at (619) 482-4024 to have your passes mailed to your home.

Those who qualify are entitled to two free landfill passes and two free yard waste passes per year to the Otay Landfill. Your account must be current with Republic Services.

The passes are good for 60 days. You may request passes from Republic Services to be mailed to your home by calling 619-482-4024. You can also visit their office at 2590 Main Street, Chula Vista, to get your passes. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to Noon.

  • Recycle: Please load your vehicle to keep the following materials separated for recycling: concrete/asphalt, metals, appliances, clean wood and yard waste.
  • Load Limits: Each pass may be used for a maximum material weight of 1 ton. Loads over 1 ton will be charged at current landfill rates.
  • Secure Loads: Please be careful to secure all materials in your vehicle before transporting. Use a tarp, rope or other means to ensure that no material is lost in transit.



Otay Landfill

Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
Saturdays 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

1700 Maxwell Road,

Chula Vista, 91911

(619) 421-3773


Free Bulky Item Collection Service


Homes and businesses with cart service

Up to 10 bulky items can picked up weekly, or 60 items in any 90 day period, free of charge. Additional items may be picked up for a small fee.
Please call Republic Services at (619) 421-9400 at least 24 hours before your service day to schedule this special service.


Apartment managers or homeowner association representatives may schedule FREE collection of bulky items by calling Republic Services at (619)421-9400 - Please contact your complex representative. .

Bulky items include:

  • Empty propane tanks
  • Scrap metal
  • Washers or dryers
  • Refrigerators
  • Lawn furniture
  • Sofas
  • Chairs
  • Mattresses
  • Grills
  • Appliances
  • Flocked or plastic holiday trees

Difficult-to-handle items over 60 pounds that cannot be handled with a hand truck will be picked for an additional charge


Tree RecyclingHoliday Tree Recycling

Homes and businesses with cart service

Place your tree at the curb on your collection day.


Apartment managers or association representatives can call Republic Services at (619) 421-9400 to find out when pick up is scheduled at their complex. Please contact your complex representative for more information.


To prepare your tree for recycling or disposal:

  • Remove all ornaments, tinsel, and garland
  • Take tree out of plastic or metal stands
  • Cut the tree so that each portion is 4 feet or less

Flocked or plastic trees are not recyclable and must be disposed of as a bulky item.


Cooking Oil

Homes and businesses with cart service

Turkey Oil RecyclingPlace your used cooking oil in a bottle or container with a watertight lid.

  1. Call Republic Services at (619) 421-9400 two days before your regular collection day, then put your oil at the curb for pickup.
  2. Take your oil to the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Facility* located at 1800 Maxwell Road on Wednesday and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm (except holiday weekends).


Please bring your cooking oil to the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Facility detailed above.





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