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GreenwasteCity Trash & Recycling

Greenwaste includes leaves, branches, and grass, but NOT pampas grass or palm fronds, please. More details on what's allowed in the greenwaste containers below.

Your greenwaste is turned into mulch; find out how to Get Free Mulch.

Sizes & Frequencies

Greenwaste containers are available in the following sizes:

  • Cans: 32 gal
  • Carts: 35 gal, 65 gal, 95 gal
  • Dumpsters: 1.5, 2, 3, 4 cubic yards


Please place green waste loose in container.

  • Grass Clippings
  • Leaves
  • Ivy 
  • Cut Flowers
  • Small Branches and Prunings 


  • Plastic Bags
    Plastic bags should be placed in your trash bin.
  • Succulents
  • Pampas Grass
    Pampas grass is an invasive species and so it is dangerous to use it as a mulch material. If you have plant material that might be an invasive species, please call (805) 882-3624 and double check before putting it in the greenwaste bins.
  • Food Waste
    If you are a participant in the Foodscraps program then you may put your food in the yellow bin.
  • Animal Waste or Manure
  • Sod or dirt
  • Palm Fronds
  • Rocks

Last Updated: Aug 17, 2020
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