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Recycling & Solid Waste

 

 

Recycling & Solid Waste

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. 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.

Recycling and Solid Waste employs 47 operations and administration staff who are dedicated to providing quality service to the general public. 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 statewide diversion goals and other mandates, including the diversion of food waste and other organic material
  • Implement the County’s Zero Waste Plan designed to achieve a 75% reduction in landfill disposal by 2010 and additional reductions in future years.
  • 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

 

Recycling and Solid Waste

Main Office
701 Ocean Street, Room 410
Santa Cruz, California 95060
(831) 454-2160

Buena Vista Landfill
(831) 454-2430 or
(831) 454-5154

Ben Lomond Transfer Station
(831) 454-2430 or
(831) 336-3951

Email Public Works

Kasey Kolassa
Recycling and Solid Waste
Services Manager

Tim Goncharoff
Integrated Waste Management
Programs Coordinator

Beau Hawksford
ZeroWaste Administrative Analyst

Mike Torrecillas
Operations Superintendent

Lisa Fusco
Cashiering Facilities Supervisor