Become A Trash Talker!


Eliminate litter, abandoned encampments, and dumping on roadways, waterways and agricultural land


Educate and engage community, non-profits, schools, and local governments


To improve the health, well-being, economic value and the beauty of our region

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"Our public space research shows that it's 4 to 6% of the population that litter 80% of the items."

Cecile Carlsen – Keep California Beautiful

2022 Clean up Highlight!

Home to a myriad of both residential and migrating birds, river otters, amphibians, fish, and native plants, south county sloughs are highly sensitive habitats. Beacons of beauty for birders, recreational walkers, families, and artists who visit them. The Trash Talkers September cleanup resulted in the removal of two – thirty-yard dumpsters, Two – eight-yard containers of trash, and an additional eight-yard container, plus a long bed pickup truck of metal debris left by illegal encampments. A positive outcome from the Trash Talkers collaboration including: The Department of Fish and Wildlife, City of Watsonville, Santa Cruz County Sheriffs, and Watsonville Works.


Join Us! We've kept thousands of yards of garbage from entering our waterways and oceans.

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This is illegal Dumping! Take usable items to appropriate locations.

"If you are a customer of Green Waste, you qualify for four extra setups and three bulky items collected every calendar year as part of your service."
– Beau Hawksford, county of Santa Cruz

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