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Waste ManagementYour hauler is King City Disposal (Waste Management). Call them at (831) 385-5694.

Single-family homes in King City and unincorporated county areas have weekly collection service of their blue recycling cart, green yard waste cart and black garbage cart. Roll your full carts to the curb by 6:00 am on your regular collection day. For additional information please visit: King City Disposal or WM Monterey County

What can go into my recycling, yard waste and garbage cart?

Recycling cart:

Please put items into the recycling cart loose, not bagged or bundled. Containers must be empty. Rinse out excess food residue. Flatten containers if possible.


Paper Items Accepted & Not Accepted


Empty spray cans

Metal items Accepted & Not Accepted


Clean & dry plastic bags & plastic film (bag in bag)

Plastic Items Accepted & Not Accepted


Glass Items Accepted & Not Accepted



yard wasteGreen yard waste cart:

Please keep your yard waste cart clean and green. Only organic materials that come from your yard or garden should be placed in your yard waste cart.

  • Grass clippings  (or try “grass-cycling”)
  • Leaves
    Plant or flower trimmings
  • Small pieces of clean wood
  • Tree limbs and branches (up to 4 in diameter)
  • Weeds

Please NO trash, dirt, rocks, plastic bags or flower pots!


Garbage cart:

Items not listed for the recycling or yard waste carts have to go into your trash cart. Those items may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Animal waste & kitty litter (put in bag and tie off)
  • Ceramics & china (e.g. broken dishes)
  • Chips bags and candy wrappers
  • Diapers & wipes
  • Disposable gloves
  • Drinking glasses (e.g. chipped or cracked)
  • Expanded Polystyrene Foam (i.e. Styrofoam™)
  • Food or grease soiled paper & cardboard (e.g. fast-food wrappers and to-go cups)
  • Food scraps
  • Garden hoses
  • Incandescent light bulbs
  • Juice pouches or boxes and straws
  • Napkins & tissue paper
  • Paper towels
  • Pressure-treated or painted wood
  • Toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes
  • Window and mirror glass

Other Refuse – Not for carts

The following items cannot go into any of your 3 curbside carts.

Aerosol cans
Auto batteries
Antifreeze Household toxics
Building materials, e.g. bricks, dirt, concrete
Bulky Item Collection
Cooking oil
Fluorescent lights
Holiday Tree Collection
Household batteries
Used Motor Oil & Filter Collection