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Workshops and Classes


  • Workshop Classes in the County of Santa Cruz

  • Free Composting Workshops Coming in Fall 2019!
  • These workshops will discuss the principles of composting kitchen and yard wastes using backyard bins and vermicomposting (worm composting) techniques. You will learn how composting will improve your soil and aid in the health of your plants and vegetables, as well as reducing waste going to the landfill. Hands-on workshops are led by a Certified Master Composter and Master Gardener and sponsored by the County of Santa Cruz Public Works Department.
  • Upon completion of the workshop, GreenWaste Recovery customers are offered a free backyard composting bin or worm bin.  Non customers may purchase a bin a discounted price.
  • Basic Composting Workshops will be held on the following dates/times at the locations listed below:
    • TBD
  • WORMshop, an intensive class on worm composting (Geared for those with some experience composting) will be held as follows:
    • TBD

Space is limited; advance reservation required. Call (831) 824-6484 or sign up online at After submitting your request, you will be notified if you are accepted in the workshop.

Holiday Schedule

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

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