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Recycling & Solid Waste



Drop-Box Haulers

Santa Cruz County ordinance requires that all commercial waste hauling in the unincorporated county be regulated, which means the hauling company has signed a formal agreement with the County and must abide by locally-established safety and performance standards. Curbside collection is already franchised to GreenWaste Recovery. 

Beginning in January 1, 2014, all commercial waste haulers which provide roll-off boxes, dumpsters, compactors, trailers, or other containers of 10 cubic yard capacity or larger must be franchised in order to do business in unincorporated areas of Santa Cruz County.

Among the new requirements are that all waste haulers must also provide comprehensive recycling services and guidance for their customers on how to recycle, and that no recyclables may be placed in the trash bins.

Hauling companies as well as those residents and businesses employing such services are obligated to comply with the new ordinance. The new rules do not limit the option of any resident or business to haul their own trash and recycling to the landfill or transfer station.

For more information you may contact Santa Cruz County Public Works.

Approved haulers have signed the Non-Exclusive Franchise Agreement For Roll-Off Box Waste Collection And Hauling Services, which was approved by the County Board of Supervisors on October 1, 2013.

Approved Drop Box Haulers

A+ Construction
PO Box 284, Felton, CA 95018
(831)355-0128 or (831) 818-0515 

Coast Dumpster (Ace Coast Services, Inc.)
      9515 Soquel Drive, No. 102, Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 465-0406 

Community Tree Service, Inc. & Dumpster Rentals
      320 Industrial Road, Suite 105, Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 763-2391 or (831) 426-6340 

GreenWaste Recovery
      375 Industrial Road, Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 426-2711 

Lewis Tree Service, Inc.
      1500 Brommer Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 476-1200 

Paradise Landscape
      P.O. Box 3917, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 475-1714 

RJR Environmental Professional Services, Inc.
1771 San Felipe Road, Hollister, CA, 95023
(831) 636-7756 

Watsonville Metals
      213 Dias Lane, Watsonville, CA 95076
(800) 750-9732 or (831) 728-1551


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