Community Cleanups

Unlike sewer lines, which are connected to households and businesses, storm drains go directly to our wetlands, creeks, rivers, and the ocean without being treated first.

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This program is dedicated to working with Watsonville residents to organize cleanups in an area of their choice and, together, find ways to reduce litter pollution on our streets, prevent it from going into our storm drains, and ending up in our waterways. 

Residents who participate in community cleanups can benefit in many ways:

  • Beautifying their neighborhood
  • Taking home a free trash grabber
  • Connecting with their neighbors
  • Completing volunteer hours
  • Receiving garbage-disposal coupons for our Waste & Recycle Drop-off Center
  • Making new friends


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Past Cleanups 

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How to Plan Your Own Cleanup:

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Click below to download and print the cleanup tracker 

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 To report any of the following issues click on the images below or download the My Santa Cruz County App (Android - Apple)

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                                                                                         Related Resources



Household Hazardous Waste

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Bulky Items Collection

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Abandoned Shopping Carts

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Illegal encampments

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Graffiti Abatement

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Thanks to the following partners who help keep Watsonville clean:

Community Action Board Watsonville Works   -  The Trash Talkers  -  Watsonville Wetlands Watch

Hope Services   -  The Trash girlzzz   -   Save Our Shores

Follow us on Instagram @watsonvillenaturecenter or call (831) 515 - 8306 for more information.