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Business Hazardous Waste

The HHW Facilities are designed for HOUSEHOLD hazardous waste. Businesses with small quantities of hazardous waste may qualify as Small Quantity Generators. Businesses generating hazardous waste in excess of the regulatory limits for Small Quantity Generators may not use HHW Facilities. Large generators should visit the County Environmental Health Services Hazardous Waste website or call 454-2022 for assistance.

Small Quantity Generator Program

State and Federal hazardous waste laws limit the use of household hazardous waste collection programs to households and those businesses that generate less than 100 kilograms (about 27 gallons or 220 lbs.) of hazardous waste per month and less than 1 kg of extremely hazardous waste per month (40 CFR 261.5 & CA Health & Safety Code 25218-25218.12).

Businesses that qualify as Small Quantity Generators may use the County HHW Facilities at Buena Vista and Ben Lomond at a small cost. SQG waste is not accepted at the City of Santa Cruz site on Dimeo Lane. See the HHW Rates for charges that apply.

Recycling and Solid Waste

Main Contact
(831) 454-2160

Household Hazardous Waste
Information Line

(831) 454-2606

HHW Locations and Hours

HHW Facility
Buena Vista Landfill

Open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
7:30 am to 3:30 pm
(1 Mile South of Highway 1)
1231 Buena Vista Drive
Watsonville, CA

(831) 454-2430

HHW Facility
Ben Lomond Transfer Station

Open every Thursday
7:30 am to 3:30 pm
(1 Mile North of Glen Arbor Road)
9835 Newell Creek Road
Ben Lomond, CA

(831) 454-2430

HHW Facility
City of Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility

Open every Saturday
7:30 am to 3:30 pm
(3 miles north of Santa Cruz city limits off Hwy 1)
605 Dimeo Lane
Santa Cruz, CA

(831) 420-6270