Solid Waste & Recycling

GreenWaste Recovery

The City is committed to cleanliness by facilitating trash and recycling collection. To uphold this commitment, the City contracts with GreenWaste Recovery, a private hauler who provides our residents and commercial businesses with trash, recycling and yard waste collection. If you have questions regarding collection dates, bin replacement, what to recycle or service changes, please contact GreenWaste Recovery.
 If you have questions about what items are trash or what can be recycled, please visit What Goes Where or download the "What Goes Where?" app. GreenWaste Recovery also recycles holiday trees during the first 3 weeks of the new year. For more information visit GreenWaste Recovery

​GreenWaste Holiday Pick Up Schedule

GreenWaste does not collect on Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Day. If regular collection is on a holiday, collection for the rest of the week is delayed by one day. For more information visit GreenWaste Recovery.

​Monterey Regional Waste Management District

Monterey Regional Waste Management District has a Household hazardous waste program. The facility is open from 9am to 4 pm from Tuesday to Saturday and takes items ranging from medications to batteries. For more detailed information click here


Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. Recycling can benefit your community and the environment. There are many benefits to recycling such as saving energy, creating jobs, and reducing pollution. Aluminum, plastic, glass, and cardboard are some examples of things that can be recycled. Items like batteries and chemicals cannot be recycled in the normal recycling containers, instead they should be taken to a Hazardous Waste Program. Visit What Goes Where for help on choosing what and where to recycle. Bottles and cans can also be recycled at CRV Buyback Centers for cash. Visit Cal Recycle for a list of local CRV Buyback Centers. You can also help recycle by purchasing items that were made from other recycled materials. 

​CRV Buyback Centers

CRV Buyback centers are centers where they buy back the empty drink containers. For a list of local CRV Buyback centers visit Cal Recycle


Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up more than 28 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas. For help on composting at home click

​Household Hazardous Waste 

 Hazardous waste is a waste with properties that make it dangerous or capable of having a harmful effect on human health or the environment. Some examples of Household Hazardous Waste include:

  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Engine oil or other auto parts
  • Paint
  • Electronic waste
Household Hazardous waste can be recycled at the House Hold Hazardous Waste Facility Tuesday- Saturday from 9am - 4pm. The facility also has some items available free of charge. For more information visit HHW Collection Facility

Waste Reduction and Recycling Information & Links

What Goes Where?