Watsonville residents can increase their recycling by taking advantage of the City's Free Curbside Recycling Program and reduce their garbage bill when choosing a smaller garbage cart. Not only will you save money, but you are allowing recyclable materials to begin a new life instead of getting buried in the landfill.
Recycling is mandatory and it should be done according to posted guidelines. Avoid a contamination fine by making sure your blue cart only includes materials that can actually be recycled. Rinsking your recyclables is not required but it makes the recycling process cleaner and easier. Employees regularly check your recycling cart for compliance.
The Peña family is a great local example who was able to lower their utility bill while helping to conserve valuable space in the landfill. They learned about recycling at the City's Earth Day event years ago. Since then, recycling has gradually become a habit and a way-of-life in their family. Over time, they have been able to reduce their waste by 80%. thank you to the Peña family for doing your part.
For more information on how to reduce your waste/recycle properly, please visit the City's Nature Center located at 30 Harkins Slough Rd. or call (831) 768-1622. You can also visit Public Works' webpage and learn more about recycling and reducing waste.