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Santa Cruz County Public Works Department Recycling & Solid Waste

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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
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-454-2160
Fax Number:831-454-2385
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 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, 454-2430/454-5154

Ben Lomond Transfer Station, 9835 Newell Creek Road, Ben Lomond, 454-2430/336-3951.

Facilities hours: Monday-Saturday, 7:30am to 3:30pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Check website link Disposal Site Recycling Guidelines for details
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:Fixed Fee
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Not Applicable
Funding Source:County Government
Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Santa Cruz County Public Works Department
Subject Headings
 Electronic Waste Recycling
Government Agencies
Hazardous Materials Roundups
Household Hazardous Materials Information
Recycling Centers
Sanitary Landfills
This record last modified September 20, 2015

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