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Free and Reduced Cost Bins

Residents of the Unincorporated Area of Santa Cruz County

(includes San Lorenzo Valley, Davenport, Live Oak, Soquel, Aptos, La Selva Beach,Corralitos, Summit, and other areas outside the city limits of Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Capitola, and Scotts Valley)

GreenWaste Recovery Customers: Can get a free Earth Machine or Can-o-Worms bin in lieu of yard waste service. Call GreenWaste Recovery at (831) 426-2711 to order.

GreenWaste Recovery customers who have yard waste service may obtain a discounted Earth Machine for $51.90 or Worm Bin for $77.17. Call (831) 426-2711 to order.

Please note that a Green Waste customer may obtain a replacement bin on the same terms after five years.


Yard trimmings and food scraps
Retail $86
Snap together assembly. Ventilation slots are large enough to let in air but keep out rodents. Round design allows unit to be lifted to access pile. Sliding door can be secured to prevent animal entry.  Capacity 10 cubic feet. Dimensions 33” diameter, 33” tall.
Learn how to use an Earth Machine
Stacking tray bin designed to minimize hand-sorting of worms and compost. Includes two working trays and a liquid catch basin with a spigot. Dimensions 20" diameter, 25" tall.Does not include worms. 

2022 Holiday Schedule


Buena Vista Location 

1231 Buena Vista Dr.,
Watsonville, CA

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

County Landfill
Open Mon. - Sat.
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

BV Household
Hazardous Waste
Open every Wed.,
Fri., & Sat.
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Ben Lomond Location 

9835 Newell Creek Rd.,
Ben Lomond, CA

(831) 454-2430 or

(831) 454-3951


County Transfer Station
Open Mon. - Sat.
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

BL HHW Facility
Open every Thurs.
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Other Household Hazardous Waste 

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

Please note: The Santa Cruz City HHW Drop-Off Site will be temporarily closed for facility improvements.

Please visit the City's website by clicking HERE for more information.

605 Dimeo Lane
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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