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Recycling & Solid Waste



Home Composting

Turn Your Yard and Kitchen Garbage into Gold!

Finished compost is dark and crumbly and looks like a high quality soil.  Also known as humus, it can be added to soil at any time. Humus improves soil structure and water retention, adds minerals and nutrients needed for plant growth, and provides the soil with beneficial micro-organisms. Compost also attracts earthworms, that improve soil aeration. Healthy, compost-enriched soil grows healthy plants that resist pests and diseases. 

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