Waste & Recycling Drop-Off Center

Public Waste and Recycling Drop Off Center photo

The City's Waste and Recycling Drop-off Center is open to Watsonville residents living in the city limits. Address verification will be required. City residents must have regularly scheduled garbage collection and use this facility for occasional extra garbage and for proper disposal of household hazardous waste. Loads must be covered with a tarp or an extra fee will be assessed.



Open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Closed Sundays and Mondays

 Closed during the following Holidays
  • New Years Eve & New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Washington's Birthday
  • Cesar Chavez Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans' Day
  • Thanksgiving (Thursday & Friday)
  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Acceptable Materials & Fees

Separate Your Load

You can save time and money by separating your load before taking it to the drop-off center. A lot of "stuff" is recyclable and not considered garbage. Consider separating your load in these categories:

  1. Garbage
  2. Clean wood
  3. Yard waste
  4. Tires
  5. Mattresses
  6. Electronic waste
  7. Metal
  8. Plastics - all types except Styrofoam. Styrofoam is considered garbage.
  9. Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) - load last
  10. Recyclables - load last