City-issued black trash containers are expected to have a lifespan of 10 years. If the container becomes defective before the 10-year warranty is up, a prorated fee will apply to the replacement bin. Replacement lids and wheels are under warranty and are available at no cost.


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Container serial are typically printed on the front of trash, recycle, and greenery containers.

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Click here to request a replacement for a damaged container.

For more information on replacing a damaged trash container, lid, or wheel please visit the Get It Done “Replace Damage Container” FAQ page.

For additional inquiries, please visit the Environmental Services Container FAQ page or contact the department at 858-694-7000 or