Abandoned Shopping Carts

The City passed an Abandoned Shopping Cart Ordinance to prevent abandoned carts from ending in our streets and neighborhoods. This is an effort to prevent safety hazards and visual blight created by abandoned carts. Residents can assist the City by reporting abandoned carts.

Report Abandoned Shopping Carts


You can help the City by reporting the location of abandoned carts. These are several ways to report abandoned carts:
  1. Call the phone number on the shopping cart and provide street name and location specifics - stores must pick-up carts within 24 hours
  2. Call Customer Service 831-768-3133. Provide store name on the cart and location
  3. Send your e-mail to: customerservice@cityofwatsonville.org

Additional Information


Carts picked up by the City can be retrieved at:
  • Waste and Recycling Drop-Off
  • 320 Harvest Drive, Gate 4
    Monday - Saturday
    9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The City of Watsonville only picks up shopping carts that are abandoned in inaccessible areas or that contain excessive trash.

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