The Buena Vista Recycling and Solid Waste Facility is the backbone of Santa Cruz County's waste diversion and disposal system, processing 450 tons of refuse on a daily basis.
With the landfill nearing capacity in the upcoming years, the facility is undergoing renewal to meet the next generation of County residents' and businesses' waste disposal needs. Funded through a Recycling and Solid Waste Services Infrastructure charge added to property tax bills, the project will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase waste diversion through a new organics processing facility that helps support local farmers, and meets state environmental protection mandates. Once completed, Buena Vista will serve a dual role – as a transfer station for commercial haulers and residents, and as an organics processing facility that diverts yard waste, food scraps and other methane-producing compostables from the waste stream.
The Buena Vista Project will help ensure that the County can meet the needs of local residents and businesses, now and into the future. In doing so, we will assure Santa Cruz County maintains its leadership when it comes to waste reduction and recycling.