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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 (800) 665-2209 to order.

GreenWaste Recovery customers who have yard waste service may obtain a discounted Earth Machine or Can-o-Worms bin for $25. Call (800) 665-2209 to order.

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

Additional bins may be purchased at wholesale prices of $69 for an Earth Machine and $65 for a Can-O-Worms.

Non-Green Waste Recovery customers may purchase bins at these wholesale prices.

Call Green Waste Recovery at (800) 665-2209 to order any of these bins.

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. 

Buena Vista Location

1231 Buena Vista Drive
Watsonville, CA

(831) 454-2430 or
(831) 454-5154

Santa Cruz County Landfill
Open Monday - Saturday
7:30 am to 3:30 pm

BV Household
Hazardous Waste
Open every Wednesday,
Friday and Saturday
7:30 am to 3:30 pm

HHW Information Line
(831) 454-2606

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 3:30 pm

BL HHW Facility
Open every Thursday
7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Other Household Hazardous Waste 

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

Santa Cruz County
Solid Waste & Recycling
Main Office

701 Ocean Street, Room 410
Santa Cruz, California 95060
(831) 454-2160

Email Public Works

Kasey Kolassa
Recycling and Solid Waste
Services Manager

Tim Goncharoff
Integrated Waste Management
Programs Coordinator

Beau Hawksford
ZeroWaste Administrative Analyst

Mike Torrecillas
Operations Superintendent

Lisa Fusco
Cashiering Facilities Supervisor