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  • The County of Santa Cruz is Not Currently Accepting Soil for Free or at a Reduced Rate 
6/2022 - Treated Wood Waste Acceptance Policy 7/2021 - New Treated Wood Waste Manifest
3/2021 - General Waste Manifest 2/2021 - Wood Waste and Yard Waste Acceptance Policy
2/2019 - Santa Cruz County Plastics Pollution Mitigation 3/2019 - Plastic Pollution - APWA Article
GreenWaste Single-Family Residential Services Outreach 3/2017 - Residents Asked to Reduce Use of Plastics
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On August 31, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 332 which adopts new Alternative Management Standards (AMS) for treated wood waste, codified in Health and Safety Code section 25230. As a result, all treated wood waste variances issued by DTSC since March 2021 are now inoperative and have no further effect, as they have been replaced by the AMS.

TWW disposal fees will remain the same and the DTSC still requires the County to collect customer information at the time of disposal.

Treated Wood Waste (TWW) can only be accepted from addresses within Santa Cruz County including: Unincorporated Santa Cruz County, and the Cities of Capitola, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, and Watsonville. 

All deliveries by generators, handlers, and transporters must be accompanied by a completed Treated Wood Waste Disposal Form.

All generators, handlers, and transporters are required to deliver TWW to the Buena Vista Landfill Tuesday through Thursday and must hand unload TWW into a bin. TWW must be separated from all other waste or the load may rejected. Click Here for the Policy.

Residents may be required to provide name, address, and phone number.  Residents must hand unload TWW into a bin at both the Buena Vista Landfill (no weight limit at the Buena Vista Landfill) and Ben Lomond Transfer Station (up to 500 pounds for Ben Lomond Transfer Station per day) Monday through Saturday. TWW must be separated from all other waste or the load may be rejected. Click Here for the Policy.

TWW acceptance is subject to change at any time.


2022 Holiday Schedule

Buena Vista Location 

1231 Buena Vista Dr.,
Watsonville, CA

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

County Landfill
Open Mon. - Sat.
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

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

Ben Lomond Location 

9835 Newell Creek Rd.,
Ben Lomond, CA

(831) 454-2430 or

(831) 454-3951


County Transfer Station
Open Mon. - Sat.
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

BL HHW Facility
Open every Thurs.
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

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
Virtual Hours Only
(831) 454-2160

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