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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


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

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