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Where to Buy Bins

Below are resources where you can purchase bins. You may also qualify for a free or reduced cost bin.

Single Bin Systems

Earth Machine: Locking rodent-resistant lid to keep waste contained. Vents for air circulation.  Includes a harvesting door for easy removal of compost.  Measures 33” X 33” X 34”.  10 cubic feet capacity.  Learn How to Use an Earth Machine.

GreenWaste Recovery of Santa Cruz County
1340 West Beach Street
Watsonville, CA 95076

Garden Gourmet: Made from 100% recycled plastic. Features include a dual access / snap shut lid, adjustable air vents, and a sliding bottom door for easy harvesting of finished compost. Measures 40”X 23” X 23”.  11 cubic feet capacity. Simple, no-tool assembly.

Orchard Supply Hardware
1601 Capitola Avenue, Capitola
(831) 475-7701

1060 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville
(831) 728-7701

Hoop Bins

Presto Hoop Companion: Adjustable capacity, low cost, lightweight, simple assembly.  Not rodent resistant.

The Garden Company
2218 Mission St
Santa Cruz, 429-8424

Orchard Supply Hardware
1601 Capitola Avenue, Capitola
(831) 475-7701

1060 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville
(831) 728-7701


Can-O-Worms: Stackable worm bin. Has 2 working trays and 1 collector tray, separated with air holes for easy movement by the worms. 20" diam x 25" H.  Bin design allows worms to separate from finished compost. You add the worms, bedding & more compostable materials. Use tap to drain off moisture from collector tray. 

Available locally from:

GreenWaste Recovery of
Santa Cruz County

375 Industrial Road
Watsonville, CA 95076

Soil Solutions Organic Farm
and Garden Supply Center

138 Fern Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Available on-line from:

Harmony Farm Supply
3244 Hwy 116 North
Sepastopol CA, 95472

Happy D Ranch

Wriggly Ranch Worm Bin

Wriggly Ranch Worm Bin is available locally from:

Monterey Regional Waste Management District
14201 Del Monte, Marina CA, 93933


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

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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