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Integrated Waste Management Local Task Force

The county of Santa Cruz and the cities of Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Watsonville have begun a study of future garbage disposal options. Future disposal options under consideration include a new landfill in Santa Cruz County, transfer of refuse to landfills in other communities outside of Santa Cruz County, composting, and emerging waste conversion technologies.  This on-going process includes identifying and studying various sites across our county for construction of these facilities. These studies are being conducted by the Santa Cruz County Department of Public Works, under direction of the Integrated Waste Management Local Task Force.

Local Task Force Members


Upcoming Meetings

2020 Meetings

Thursday, March 5, 2020: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
City of Watsonville, Council Chambers

Thursday, June 4, 2020: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
County of Santa Cruz, Board Chambers

Thursday, September 3, 2020: 3:00 - 5:00 pm 
City of Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Tony Hill Rm

Thursday, December 3, 2020: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
City of Capitola, Council Chambers

2019 Meeting Minutes

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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