Bulky Items Collection Program

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Available to residents living within city limits who have a garbage utility bill with the City of Watsonville, except apartment complexes and businesses. One free pickup is available per calendar year with a maximum of three (3) bulky items per service. Additional pickup(s) are available at an additional cost. Service charges may be paid by phone or added to utility bills.

Bulky item services are available Monday through Friday from 7 am-1 pmServices are not available on holidays. Services are only available to customers whose utility accounts are current. 

How to Have your Bulky Items Picked Up

  1. Contact Customer Service at least 48 hours in advance to schedule a bulky item pickup.
  2. Provide a list of the 3 bulky items to be collected. Only items placed in the service order will be collected.
  3. Place bulky items on the curb by 7 am on your collection day. 
    • Empty drawers, washers, dryers, etc., and tape doors shut.
  4. Leave a 3-foot space between your items and your garbage carts, parked cars, and mailboxes.

Materials will not be collected if blocked. Bulky Image

Failure to comply with the requirements may result in the City not servicing your request.

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Schedule a Bulky Items Pickup

Contact Customer Service - Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm
(831) 768-3133

Accepted Bulky Items

Non-Accepted Bulky Items

  • Stove
  • Carpet
  • Washer 
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Mattresses & box springs
  • Bed frame
  • Chest with drawers
  • Bookcase/shelves
  • Filing cabinet
  • Chairs/ recliners
  • Sofa
  • Desk
  • Table/night stand (max 2)
  • Vacuum cleaner 

  • Bathroom fixtures
  • BBQ grills without propane tanks
  • Ladder
  • Bicycle
  • Lawn furniture 
  • Tires (up to 2 tires without the rim)

  • Garbage  
  • Roofing and construction materials 
  • Car parts 
  • Mirrors and glass  
  • Yard waste
  • Oversized items: pianos, cast iron tubs, and anything over 100 pounds 
  • Propane tanks
  • E-waste: TV, DVD player, gaming console, computers, etc. 
  • Refrigerators and air conditioning units
  • Hazardous materials: paint, batteries, fertilizer, oil, etc.
  • Landscaping materials: dirt, sand, stumps, etc.

Take non-accepted items to the Waste and Recycling Drop-off, located at 320 Harvest Dr. gate 4.

Consider Donating to a non-profit agency in Watsonville

 Your items may be given a second chance instead of going to the landfill.

Hope Services
1062 S Green Valley Rd
(831) 761-5440

Goodwill Donation Center
1986 Main St

470 Main St.
(831) 722-2376
Catholic Charities
217 E Lake Ave.
(831) 722-2675

The Salvation Army Watsonville Corps
214 Union St.
(831) 724-3922


Do you occasionally have extra garbage or recyclables that don’t fit in your cart?

Take these materials to the Waste and Recycling Drop-off, located at 320 Harvest Drive, Gate 4. Please take Riverside Dr. to Harvest Dr.

For more information, call the City of Watsonville Public Works & Utilities Customer Service at 768-3133 Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm or visit watsonvilleutilities.org