Recycling and Garbage Disposal

King City encourages our residents to get involved in recycling. Recycling programs for King City residents are provided by the City’s exclusive service provider for curbside services, King City Disposal and Salinas Valley Recycles. For information about what can be picked up at your residence as part of your weekly waste, recycling and yard waste services or other free drop-off locations, please visit King City Disposal on Recycling in King City or the Salinas Valley Recycle’s website about Recycling Facilities.

Recycling service is also available for businesses in the City. Please contact King City Disposal to arrange a free waste assessment and start recycling and potentially saving money at your business today.

Did you know that you can request a free Used Motor Oil and Filter Bag to put out with your normal garbage services?

Get a free used oil collection and filter bag by calling King City Disposal at (831) 385-5694, or pick them up at a participating used motor oil collection center. Please do not use any other container. For more information, please visit the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority’s website about Curbside Recycling in King City and select “Other Refuse Not for Carts” then click on “Used Motor Oil & Filter Collection.”

Did you know that there are programs to recycle appliances, batteries, e-waste, paint, automotive products and even cooking oil?

For information about these recycling programs, and many others, please visit Salinas Valley Recycles’s website about Recycling Other Materials in the Salinas Valley or call them at (831) 775-3000.

Did you know that State law requires business and multifamily complexes to participate in recycling programs?

California State Law AB 341 (2011) requires commercial entities that generate four or more cubic yards of waste per week and all multi-family complexes of five or more units to implement recycling programs, and California State Law AB 1826 (2014) requires commercial entities that generate specified amounts of organic materials, such as food and green waste, to recycle these materials. For more information about these laws, please visit: