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Santa Cruz City Resource Recovery Garbage/Recycling/Sweeping

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General Agency Information
Name:Santa Cruz City Resource Recovery Garbage/Recycling/Sweeping
Alternate Name(s):Santa Cruz City Resource Recovery and Collection
Address:605 Dimeo Lane
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-420-6270
Description:Open Monday through Saturday 7:30am to 3:30pm and closed on Sundays, with the following exceptions:
All day Thanksgiving Day
At 12 noon on December 24
All day December 25
At 12 noon on December 31
All day January 1

The Resource Recovery Facility (RRF) includes a sanitary landfill, recycling center, greenwaste drop-off area, and Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Facility.

Maintains and operates the sanitary landfill for use by the City refuse operation and private individuals and businesses from the city. Ensures that the landfill meets all state and federal regulatory requirements. Operates and performs field maintenance on equipment and pumps used at landfill.

Operates and maintains the recycling drop-off and processing center at the City landfill. Accepts, sorts and processes recyclable items, such as newspapers, plastics, metals, glass, used oil, appliances, etc. and sell materials to commercial markets.

For questions regarding curbside recycling or refuse collection call City of Santa Cruz Customer Service at 831-420-5220 or email at

ELIGIBILITY: open to City of Santa Cruz residents and businesses. North County residents may use the facility but must pay a 28% surcharge above the established rates.

FEES: Call or check website for information.
Programs:Household hazardous waste can be dropped off from 7:30am to 3:30pm on Saturdays only at the Resource Recovery Facility on Dimeo Lane.
In partnership with the County of Santa Cruz, City residents may also call the Buena Vista Landfill at 831-454-2430 or 831-454-5154 or the Ben Lomond
Transfer Station at 831-454-2430 or 831-336-3951 for days and hours of operation or visit their Internet website at Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off for free disposal information.

You can recycle your yard trimmings at the curbside or drop them off at the Resource Facility. For more assistance on how to use your GreenCycle cart contact: Customer Service at
(831) 420-5220 or email:
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:See Description Notes
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:City Government

Craig  Pearson
Superintendent of Waste Disposal

Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Santa Cruz City Public Works Department
Subject Headings
 Government Agencies
Hazardous Materials Control
Hazardous Materials Roundups
Hazardous Waste Control
Recycling Centers
Sanitary Landfills
This record last modified December 30, 2014

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