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Recycling & Solid Waste

Compost and Mulch

Organic materials make up a large percentage of the waste stream.  Methods for keeping those materials out of the waste stream are an important part of the County’s strategy to reach a goal of 75 percent diversion by 2010.

Yard trimmings, wood waste and manure are received at County's Buena Vista Landfill and Ben Lomond Transfer Station. Vision Recycling processes the materials into bio-fuel and a variety of soil amendment products.

Food scraps, soiled paper and other organic materials collected by GreenWaste Recovery from selected businesses are processed at a composting facility through the Food Waste Collection Pilot Program.

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