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Workshops and Classes

 

  • Workshop Classes in the County of Santa Cruz

  • Free Composting Workshops Coming in Fall 2020!
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Basic Composting Workshops will be held on the following dates/times at the locations listed below:
    • FALL 2020
      • Sunday, September 27, 1 - 3 pm, Live Oak Grange or online via Zoom Video Conference
      • Sunday, October 18, 1 - 3 pm, Live Oak Grange or online via Zoom Video Conference
      • Sunday, November 1, 1 - 3 pm, Live Oak Grange or online via Zoom Video Conference
      • Saturday, December 12, 10 am - noon, Live Oak Grange or online via Zoom Video Conference

 

  • WORMshop, an advanced class on worm composting (Geared for those with some experience composting) will be held as follows:
    • FALL 2020
      • Sunday, November 22, 1 - 3 pm, Live Oak Grange or online via Zoom Video Conference

 

  • Advanced Composting and Troubleshooting Workshops (Geared for those with some experience composting, and completion of Basic Workshop) will be held as follows:
    • FALL 2020
      • Saturday, October 10, 10 am - noon, Live Oak Grange or online via Zoom Video Conference

Space is limited; advance reservation required. Call (831) 824-6484 or sign up online at goo.gl/Fw6BaK. After submitting your request, you will be notified if you are accepted in the workshop.

Holiday Schedule

Buena Vista Location

1231 Buena Vista Dr.,
Watsonville, CA

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

County Landfill
Open Mon. - Sat.
Effective 6/1/20
7:30 am - 3:30 pm


BV Household
Hazardous Waste
Open every Wed.,
Fri., & Sat.
Effective 6/1/20
7:30 am - 3:30 pm


Ben Lomond Location 

9835 Newell Creek Rd.,
Ben Lomond, CA

(831) 454-2430 or

(831) 336-3951

 

County Transfer Station
Open Mon. - Sat.
Effective 6/1/20
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

BL HHW Facility
Open every Thurs.
Effective 6/1/20
7:30 am - 3:30 pm


Other Household Hazardous Waste 

City of Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility
Open every Sat.
7:30 am - 3:30 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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