Yard Waste

Yard Waste Being Collected

Yard Waste

Curbside collection of yard waste occurs every other week. Customers who need yard waste service can order a container by calling customer service 831-768-3133. The Yard Waste Collection Program is offered to City residents is part of the City's efforts to meet mandated diversion goals established by the State of California. Get all the information you need in the Yard Waste Collection Brochure (PDF).

The City's Drop-off Center also accepts Yard Waste for a fee. 
  • Waste and Recycling Drop-off Center
  • 320 Harvest Drive, Gate 4
    Watsonville, CA 95076

Yard Waste Materials

Yard waste in bags not accepted in cart!
Acceptable Unacceptable
Leaves Palm
Shrubs Yucca
Grass Clippings
Plant Trimmings
Poison Oak
Unpainted wood or lumber
Root Balls
  Ice Plant
  Dirt and Rocks
  Plastic Bags

General Collection Guidelines

  • Set your carts out the night before.
  • Garbage, recycling, and yard waste service starts at 4:30 a.m.
  • Do not compact contents or overload cart – cart will not empty.
  • Make sure the container lid is closed.