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.
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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
- Ivy Leaves
- Cut Flowers
- Small Branches and Prunings
- Plastic Bags
Plastic bags should be placed in your trash bin.
- 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