Residential and commercial waste collection and disposal, mixed recycling, and green waste recycling are managed by Tri-Cities Disposal and Recycling.
The cities of Gonzales, Greenfield, and Soledad worked together to form a franchise to manage solid waste and recycling services. The franchise contract is administered by Salinas Valley Recycles (Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority).
Solid waste (trash), mixed recycling, and green waste recycling in Gonzales are collected at all residences on Monday morning from 5 a.m. to noon. Business collection times and days depends on the type of service and frequency of collection ordered by the customer. Tri-Cities also provides drop-box service to businesses, residences, and construction sites. Street sweeping is done on Tuesdays between 5 a.m. and noon.
Curbside large item collection service is available at no extra charge. Customers can request pick up of up to five items, up to ten times per year. Call Tri-Cities at (888) 678-6798 to schedule an appointment.