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Graffiti Abatement

The County of Santa Cruz Graffiti Abatement Program has 4 ways to report graffiti on public property located within the unincorporated areas of the County:

  1. Call the 24-Hour Graffiti Hotline at (800) 526-1185
  2. Send an email to
  3. Report online at
  4. Report using a mobile device by utilizing the County’s Citizen Connect App available on iPhone and Android devices


The County of Santa Cruz manages a comprehensive graffiti abatement program by contracting with Graffiti Protective Coatings, Inc. (GPC) and with the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County.

GPC is responsible for responding to community complaints via one of the four ways that the community can make a complaint of graffiti in their neighborhood listed above.  GPC is able to respond to most complaints within 24-hours.

The Volunteer Center manages the Neighborhood Pride Program which allows community members to volunteer to clean up graffiti in heavily targeted areas within their neighborhood.  The Neighborhood Pride Program also conducts 6 county-wide clean-up events in heavily targeted locations which incorporates graffiti paint outs with litter clean-ups.


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