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Watsonville Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Watsonville trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Watsonville is in California with Gilroy to the northeast, San Jose and Campbell to the northwest, Salinas to the south.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Watsonville Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.cityofwatsonville.org/691/Garbage-Services

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed 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

Watsonville Trash Collection Map

Watsonville Trash Collection Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.cityofwatsonville.org/2244/Bulky-Items-Collection-Program

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • 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)

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • 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.

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Watsonville and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.cityofwatsonville.org/691/Garbage-Services

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Watsonville?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.cityofwatsonville.org/2244/Bulky-Items-Collection-Program

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.cityofwatsonville.org/691/Garbage-Services

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7 am. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Watsonville Public Works Department?


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