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Liquid Waste Haulers Program


The Liquid Waste Program manual, Handling Procedures For Trucked In Waste, includes the following:

  • a description of the City of Santa Cruz Liquid Waste Receiving Facility operations
  • a description of the liquid waste hauler permitting process
  • a Liquid Waste Hauler Discharge Permit application
  • criteria for acceptable wastes.

To obtain a Liquid Waste Hauler Discharge Permit, complete the permit application found on pages 12-14 of the manual. Please mail the completed pages to the Liquid Waste Receiving Facility (address below).

The address, phone number, and operating hours of Liquid Waste Receiving Facility are as follows:

Liquid Waste Receiving Facility
Wastewater Treatment Facility
110 California Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-420-6489 (fax)
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more information click on the links below:

Manual Liquid Waste Hauler Fees

Liquid waste haulers discharging septic/grease waste at the Santa Cruz Wastewater Treatment Plant will be charged for 85% of the truck tank capacity.

Rates per gallon are determined by the County Environmental Health Department.

Please call the County Environmental Health Department at 831-454-2022 to obtain current fee rates.


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