Solid Waste Division

Our Solid Waste Division

The City of Watsonville's Municipal Service Center provides a full range of integrated solid waste management services from source reduction to recycling and disposal. We offer customers convenient green waste and trash collection services. These cost-efficient services benefit both residential and commercial customers. Our innovative team is committed to delivering superior customer service and excellence in all areas of operations. We strive to preserve our community's environment through high-quality service and efficient teamwork. 


Staff collects garbage and recyclables from over 11,000 homes and businesses each week. Watsonville was one of the first cities in the region to initiate automated garbage collection, which greatly increased efficiency and reduced workplace injuries. Watsonville was also one of the first cities in the nation to implement the collection of mixed recyclable materials, which provided a more customer-friendly service and resulted in higher recycling rates.

Start your garbage & recycling services

Find out more about these and other services by exploring the different areas of the Division's Website. These are some of the topics you will find:

If you are unable to find an answer to your question, please call the Solid Waste Division at 831-768-3133 for additional assistance.

Please help keep our City clean and green by making recycling a priority at home, at work and at play!