Desert Hot Springs Residential Waste Services
Grass Clippings
Palm Fronds

Shrub Trimmings
Tree Trimmings
Twigs & Small Branches
All materials must be placed in the can provided. Plastic bags are not acceptable.
Animal Waste

Dirt & Gravel
Food Waste


Cut up trimmings to increase the amount of yard waste that fits in the can.

DO NOT put green waste in plastic bags.

Large quantities of green waste can be transported to:

Coachella Valley Compost Facility
87011 Landfill Road, Coachella

So Cal Recycling
29250 Rio Del Sol, Thousand Palms

green wasteGreen Waste for City Residents

Green waste includes grass clippings, tree and shrub trimmings, leaves, weeds and palm fronds.

When Will Green Waste be Collected?

You can use your old, smaller cans for green waste and place them out with your regular trash on your assigned pickup day. Trimmings need to be tied and bundled and no longer than 4 feet. Please do not use plastic bags.

Why Should I Participate in Green Waste Recycling?

Your recycle green waste will be transported to a processing facility located in the Coachella Valley. Not only will this diverted waste be credited to Desert Hot Springs' goal of recycling 50% of their waste, but the green waste will be transformed into a soil amendment that can be applied back into the ground. These soil amendments retain moisture and therefore reduce your water usage.

What About Cactus?

WARNING. Cactus won't be collected with your green waste. Cactus must be placed in your gray trash cart. The loose stickers from the cactus can cause harm to our drivers by blowing onto their skin or eyes. We appreciate your cooperation.

For County Customers

At this time there is not a regulary scheduled green waste pickup. However, you can call our offices to schedule an appointment to have your green waste collected for a fee.