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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

2021 Meetings

Thursday, March 4, 2021: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
City of Watsonville, Council Chambers 

March 4, 2021 - Agenda                    Minutes

Thursday, June 3, 2021: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
County of Santa Cruz, BOS Chambers

June 3, 2021 - Agenda                       Minutes

Thursday, September 2, 2021: 3:00 - 5:00 pm 
City of Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Tony Hill Rm

Thursday, December 2, 2021: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
City of Capitola, Council Chambers

2020 Meeting Minutes

2021 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 - 3:30 pm

BV Household
Hazardous Waste
Open every Wed.,
Fri., & Sat.
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Ben Lomond Location 

9835 Newell Creek Rd.,
Ben Lomond, CA

(831) 454-2430 or

(831) 454-3951


County Transfer Station
Open Mon. - Sat.
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

BL HHW Facility
Open every Thurs.
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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