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Commercial Refuse Disposal

The County of Santa Cruz has a franchise with GreenWaste Recovery of Santa Cruz County for the collection of refuse, recycling and yardwaste.  GreenWaste Recovery is located at 735 West Beach Street, Watsonville, 95076.  Telephone:  (831) 426-2711 or  (800) 665-2209.  A variety of service options are available to residents and businesses within the unincorporated County, based on the type of refuse container provided by GreenWaste Recovery.

Carts are designed to replace cans for customers with less than one cubic yard of refuse.  Cart refuse service includes a 64-gallon cart for recycling and a yard waste cart or compost bin.  For complete details on this service, please contact GreenWaste Recovery for a copy of the Cart Service Guide.

  Refuse bins are available in a range of sizes from 1 to 6 cubic yard capacity.  Bin service includes recycling capacity equal to the refuse volume at no additional cost.  If you need a level of service not covered, such as roll-off container or compactor, please call GreenWaste Recovery for information on these services and rates.  If you currently have service with GreenWaste Recovery, your last billing invoice will indicate current service and rates.

Refuse Collection Rates and Services can be found at GreenWaste Recovery's Website:

Bin Service Collection Rates and Services    

Cart Service Collection Rates and Services

Franchise Hauler Website

County Landfill and Transfer Station


Recycling and Solid Waste

Main Contact
(831) 454-2160

Household Hazardous Waste
Information Line

(831) 454-2606

HHW Locations and Hours

HHW Facility at Buena Vista Landfill

Open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

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

(831) 454-2430

HHW Facility at City of Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility

Open every Saturday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.

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

(831) 420-6270