Community Information Database
Santa Cruz County Public Works Department Recycling & Solid Waste
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Santa Cruz County Public Works Department Recycling & Solid Waste|
|Alternate Name(s):||Santa Cruz County Recycles|
|Address:||701 Ocean Street, Room 410|
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Monday-Friday, 8am-12 and 1-5pm|
|Description:||Santa Cruz County Recycling and Solid Waste Services is responsible for the operation and administration of solid waste diversion and disposal in the unincorporated area of the County and Scotts Valley. We operate the County's two solid waste facilities, the Buena Vista Landfill west of Watsonville and the Ben Lomond Transfer Station in the San Lorenzo Valley. We collaborate with local non-profit agencies to carry out community public education and waste reduction programs. We are charged with many public service responsibilities including:
Operation of landfill and transfer station disposal and recycling services and household hazardous waste collection
Development of programs designed to meet AB 939 diversion goals and the County's enhanced objectives (75% reduction in landfill disposal by year 2010)
Landfill design and engineering
Liaison and reporting to a variety of state and federal agencies regarding solid waste facilities compliance and pollution control programs
Heavy equipment fleet maintenance
Administration of garbage and recycling collection franchise services
Advance planning for future solid waste and recycling programs and facilities including implementation of the County's Integrated Waste Management Recovery Plan
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all county residents.
|Programs:||Operates the County's two solid waste and recycling facilities:
Buena Vista Landfill, 1231 Buena Vista Drive, Watsonville, 454-5154/454-2430
Ben Lomond Transfer Station, 9835 Newell Creek Road, Ben Lomond, 336-3951/454-2430.
Facilities hours: Monday-Saturday, 7:30am to 3:30pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
E-Waste (except Video Displays)
—Scrap household electronic products, computers and peripherals,
audio and video components, telephone equipment. Video display devices collected separately.
—Televisions, computer monitors, flat screen, plasma, LCD, CRT (cathodes ray tube), or
other video display devices, laptops or other computers with built-in screen. A charge may apply for a broken CRT; broken CRT glass must be contained in a sturdy bag or box.
The Take-it-Back partnership in Santa Cruz now provides County residents with a no-cost opportunity to properly recycle fluorescent lamps, including tubes and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Take them to one of the stores below at no cost. Limit: 10 bulbs per day. Compact fluorescents and tubes up to 4' length accepted.
72 Rancho del Mar
9470 Highway 9
12990 Highway 9
Orchard Supply Hardware
1601 41st Av.
Felton Paint and Hardware
6291 Hwy 9
5843 Graham Hill Rd.
855 Almar Av.
1214 Soquel Av.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
719 Swift St. #56-A
402 Ingalls St. Ste. 23
235 River St.
300 Soquel Av.
20 El Pueblo Rd.
218 Mt Hermon Rd.
2435 41st Av.
Orchard Supply Hardware
1060 S Green Valley Rd.
1820 Freedom Blvd.
451 Main St.
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Call for Information|
|Public Transportation:||Call for information|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|Physical Location:||Not Applicable|
|Funding Source:||County Government|
|Parent Agency:||Santa Cruz County Public Works Department|
|Electronic Waste Recycling|
Hazardous Materials Roundups
Household Hazardous Materials Information
|This record last modified July 17, 2014|