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Drop-Box Haulers


Santa Cruz County ordinance requires that all commercial waste hauling in the unincorporated county be regulated, which means the hauling company has signed a formal agreement with the County and must abide by locally-established safety and performance standards. Curbside collection is already franchised to GreenWaste Recovery. 

Beginning in January 1, 2014, all commercial waste haulers which provide roll-off boxes, dumpsters, compactors, trailers, or other containers of 10 cubic yard capacity or larger must be franchised in order to do business in unincorporated areas of Santa Cruz County.

Among the new requirements are that all waste haulers must also provide comprehensive recycling services and guidance for their customers on how to recycle, and that no recyclables may be placed in the trash bins.

Hauling companies as well as those residents and businesses employing such services are obligated to comply with the new ordinance. The new rules do not limit the option of any resident or business to haul their own trash and recycling to the landfill or transfer station.

For more information you may contact Santa Cruz County Public Works.

Approved haulers have signed the Non-Exclusive Franchise Agreement For Roll-Off Box Waste Collection And Hauling Services, which was approved by the County Board of Supervisors on October 1, 2013.

Approved Drop Box Haulers

A+ Construction

PO Box 284,

Felton, CA 95018
(831) 355-0128

(831) 818-0515

Franchise Agreement

Lewis Tree Service, Inc.
1500 Brommer Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 476-1200

Franchise Agreement

Coast Dumpster (Ace Coast Services,Inc.)
9515 Soquel Drive, No. 102

Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 465-0406

Franchise Agreement

RJR Environmental Professional Services, Inc.
1771 San Felipe Road Hollister, CA, 95023
(831) 636-7756

Franchise Agreement

Coastal Waste Solutions LLC

2611 Mission Street

Santa Cruz, CA  95060

(408) 884-4100

Franchise Agreement

Watsonville Metals
213 Dias Lane

Watsonville, CA 95076
(800) 750-9732

(831) 728-1551

Franchise Agreement

GreenWaste Recovery
375 Industrial Road Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 426-2711

Franchise Agreement


2023 Holiday Schedule

Buena Vista Location 

1231 Buena Vista Dr.,
Watsonville, CA

(831) 454-2430 or
(831) 454-5153

County Landfill
Open every Mon.,

Tues., Thurs.,
Fri., & Sat.
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Open every Wed.,
7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Buena Vista Household
Hazardous Waste
Open every Wed.,
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Open every Fri., & Sat.
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

(831) 454-2606

Ben Lomond Location 

9835 Newell Creek Rd.,
Ben Lomond, CA

(831) 454-2430 or

(831) 454-3951


County Transfer Station
Open every Mon.,

Tues., Thurs.,
Fri., & Sat.
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Open every Wed.,
7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Ben Lomond Household Hazardous Waste
Open every Thurs.
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

(831) 454-2606

Other Household Hazardous Waste 

City of Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility
Open every Sat.
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

605 Dimeo Lane
Santa Cruz, CA

(831) 420-6270

Santa Cruz County
Solid Waste & Recycling
Main Office

701 Ocean St., Room 410
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 454-2160

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