Trashcans maintained by the city of San Diego are back on the cliffs in Ocean Beach and La Jolla after being removed to help shore up a budget gap. We’ve been highlighting the removal of the rubbish bins and the buildup of trash in the areas since January.

Of 28 locations where trashcans were removed, the bins are back at 7.

The locations are:

  • Spindrift Drive, La Jolla
  • Marine Street, La Jolla
  • Sea Lane, La Jolla
  • Vista de la Playa, La Jolla
  • Searidge Drive, La Jolla
  • Santa Cruz Avenue, Ocean Beach
  • Bermuda Avenue

Mayoral spokesman Darren Pudgil said there is no added cost to the city to take care of the bins because they were “moved from other areas where trash cans were abundant.”

“In a nutshell, with few exceptions, San Diegans have taken responsibility for their own trash and disposed of it legally,” Pudgil said. “Those few exceptions, however, have chosen to just toss their litter on the ground and leave it for someone else to pick up after them.”


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