San Diego Sustainable Directory
San Diego Sustainable Organizations
A non-profit promoting zero waste through workshops, education, outreach, and more.
Inspiring our community to actively conserve and enhance the environment.
Garden installation and maintenance for homeowners. Sign up for a bi-weekly delivery of fresh harvest grown in your neighborhood by your neighbors just for you.
Making composting accessible and affordable for all San Diegans.
A non-profit protecting and restoring fishable, swimmable, and drinkable waters.
A movement to prevent the worst impacts of climate change and climate injustice.
Addressing local environmental and social justice challenges.
A non-profit focusing on zero waste, composting, and water conservation.
Protecting our ocean, preserving coastlines, and reducing plastic pollution.
A citizen activist group dedicated to keeping Mission Beach Beautiful.
Connecting you with local volunteer opportunities through a self-service calendar.
Cultivating a healthy, sustainable, and just food system in San Diego County.
SIS is a networking, non-profit creating a space for brands, organizations and individuals working for a better planet. Focusing on food waste, single use plastic and regenerative agriculture.
Protecting wildlife, natural resources, and the people who depend on them. Helping humans and nature prosper together.
Creating and elevating school farm and garden programs and connecting excess fresh produce from neighborhood gardens directly to local food pantries.
Working with children, families and adults through hands on classes in the garden and kitchen.
San Diego Reusable Programs
Order zero waste takeout from a M’Porte Exchange Program restaurant.
Put down a small deposit for a glass to-go set! This set will include a 12oz or 16oz jar, a koozie, and a metal lid.
Purchase a reVessel container and continuously swap out for your meal packed in a fresh, sanitized vessel.
Delivering fresh frozen chef meals via reusable containers that get picked up, washed, and redistributed.
Created by Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurants Team in San Diego. Restaurants simply prepare guest orders on reusable dinnerware, and allow the customer to transfer the order themselves into their own containers at a designated area (established by the restaurant).
San Diego Recycling Programs
Search by material and zip code to find recycling services.
Find where to recycle, repair, donate or properly dispose of an item.
Textile Recycling. Easy subscriptions! Odd socks, old t-shirts, items to donate to charity.
Textile Recycling. Just throw all your old stuff in your Take Back Bag and use the prepaid shipping label to send it back to us. We'll instantly add a credit your account, good on any future purchase.
Free e-waste drop-off and pick up service for businesses, organizations, and residents. Fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
E-waste drop-off and pick up service for businesses, organizations, and residents. Offering refurbished items for sale.
Used electronics store.
Find locations that accept plastic bags and film packaging.
San Diego Sustainable Influencers
A San Diego family of 5 living zero-waste, plant-based, and mindfully minimal.
San Diego Sustainable Businesses
A Kensington refillery for household & personal care essentials & Zero Waste products.
An Encinitas refillery for household & personal care essentials & Zero Waste products.
An Oceanside refillery for household & personal care essentials & Zero Waste products.
Bulk household cleaning products and personal care products.
Apparel & Accessories
Local, eco-friendly, charitable beach foot fashion, and lifestyle apparel.
Vintage & upcycled apparel in Pacific Beach.
Functional and sturdy lifestyle products made from plastic waste from the craft beer and entertainment industries.
Fighting fast fashion through clothes swapping, luxury rentals and sustainable styling.
An Oceanside apothecary offering clean beauty, zero waste alternatives, crystals, and herbal remedies.
An Encinitas boutique offering handmade and fair trade gifts, accessories, and home goods from around the world.
Food & Beverage
Sustainable, holistic mixology, conscious cocktails, and elevated drinking experiences.
Reclaimed wood triangle shelves and home decor handmade with recycled materials.
Diverting woody biomass from landfills by milling fallen trees into lumber and reinvesting it back into our community.
Milling, designing and building functional art with rescued San Diego trees.
San Diego's first Zero Waste Salon, offering beauty products in bulk and various other supplies for living a zero waste, intentional lifestyle.
A salon offering eco-friendly products and hair and nail care.
Holistic skincare, facials, and clean beauty.
Home & Garden Beauty
A sustainable plant design company supporting local nurseries and artists. Offering plant styling, sitting, maintenance, consulting, plant parties, and custom orders.
Reusable moving box rental company.
Helping mission-driven companies, social impact organizations, and ecopreneurs to create impactful content, partnerships, and campaigns that engage with sustainable consumers of today.
Fixit Clinic is a "pop-up" activity where people bring their broken things to be fixed by a community of retired tradespeople, veterans and just handy individuals.