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Commercial Assistance and Useful Links

Business Waste Reduction Assistance

Many local businesses underutilize the waste reduction services to which they are entitled, and sometimes pay more for disposal than necessary. In fact, state law (AB 341 of 2011) requires businesses to recycle, and County ordinance bans throwing recyclable materials in the trash. The franchised waste hauler offers recycling collection to its customers, and other services at nominal fees. In addition, the County has extensive waste diversion opportunities at its facilities.

Many businesses that want to take full advantage of these and other environmentally friendly services apply for certification under the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program  and become recognized as leaders in sustainability.

For more information about waste reduction opportunities for businesses, contact the County's Recycling & Solid Waste Services.

Useful Links

GreenWaste Commercial Collection Rates

Hazardous Waste

Recycling Market Development Zone

Material Reuse Links

Many services are available to help County residents and businesses reduce waste by promoting reuse of valuable items and materials.

Santa Cruz County Freecycle
San Lorenzo Valley Freecycle
Watsonville Freecycle
Santa Cruz Cheap Cycle


Buena Vista Location

1231 Buena Vista Dr.,
Watsonville, CA

(831) 454-2430 or
(831) 454-5153

Santa Cruz County Landfill
Open Monday - Saturday
7:30 am to 2:30 pm

BV Household
Hazardous Waste
Open every Wednesday,
Friday and Saturday
7:30 am to 2:30 pm

Ben Lomond Location 

(1 Mile North of Glen Arbor Rd)
9835 Newell Creek Road
Ben Lomond, CA

(831) 454-2430 or

(831) 336-3951


Santa Cruz County
Transfer Station
Open Monday - Saturday
7:30 am to 2:30 pm

BL HHW Facility
Open every Thursday
7:30 am to 2:30 pm

Other Household Hazardous Waste

City of Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility
Open every Saturday
7:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Hours may be affected by COVID-19

(3 miles north of Santa Cruz city limits off Hwy 1)
605 Dimeo Ln.,
Santa Cruz, CA

(831) 420-6270

Santa Cruz County
Solid Waste & Recycling
Main Office

701 Ocean St., Room 410,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Virtual Hours Only

(831) 454-2160

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