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Home Composting

Turn Your Yard and Kitchen Garbage into Gold!

Finished compost is dark and crumbly and looks like a high quality soil.  Also known as humus, it can be added to soil at any time. Humus improves soil structure and water retention, adds minerals and nutrients needed for plant growth, and provides the soil with beneficial micro-organisms. Compost also attracts earthworms, that improve soil aeration. Healthy, compost-enriched soil grows healthy plants that resist pests and diseases. 

Holiday Schedule

Buena Vista Location

1231 Buena Vista Dr.,
Watsonville, CA

(831) 454-2430 or
(831) 454-5153

County Landfill
Open Mon. - Sat.
7:30 am - 2:30 pm

BV Household
Hazardous Waste
Open every Wed.,
Fri., & Sat.
7:30 am - 2:30 pm


Ben Lomond Location 

9835 Newell Creek Rd.,
Ben Lomond, CA

(831) 454-2430 or

(831) 336-3951

 

County Transfer Station
Open Mon. - Sat.
7:30 am - 2:30 pm

BL HHW Facility
Open every Thurs.
7:30 am - 2:30 pm


Other Household Hazardous Waste 

City of Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility
Open every Sat.
7:30 am - 2:30 pm

605 Dimeo Lane
Santa Cruz, CA

(831) 420-6270


Santa Cruz County
Solid Waste & Recycling
Main Office

701 Ocean St., Room 410
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Virtual Hours Only
(831) 454-2160

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