The Resource Recovery Facility (RRF) includes a sanitary landfill, recycling center, greenwaste drop-off area, and Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Facility.
The City of Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility and Recycling Center is located at 605 Dimeo Lane, which intersects Highway 1 about 3 miles north of the City limits.
The RRF is open to City of Santa Cruz residents and businesses. North County residents may use the facility but must pay a 28% surcharge above the established rates. An ID is required.
The Resource Recovery Facility and Recycling Center is open Monday through Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and closed on Sundays, and the following holidays:
Days and times RRF is closed
|Closed||12 noon • December 24 (Christmas Eve)|
|Closed||December 25 (Christmas Day)|
|Closed||12 noon • December 31 (New Year's Eve)|
|Closed||January 1 (New Year's Day)|
Resource Recovery Facility Fee [PDF]
Click the link above to see the current rate schedule for the RRF.
Household Hazardous Wastes - Drop-Off Center:
Household Hazardous Wastes are accepted only on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
See link above for details.
The City maintains and operates the sanitary landfill for use by the City refuse operation and private individuals and businesses from the city, ensures that the landfill meets all state and federal regulatory requirements, and operates and performs field maintenance on equipment and pumps used at the landfill.
Recycling Center Processing
The City operates and maintains the recycling drop-off and processing center at the Dineo Lane RRF. We accept, sort and process recyclable items, such as newspapers, plastics, metals, glass, used oil, appliances, etc. and sell the materials to commercial markets.
Curbside Recycling Collection (Sanitation) [PDF]
Watch the “Santa Cruz Recycles” Video
Watch what happens to your recyclables - from house, to cart, to truck, to sorting, to baling and then resale to make new products.
Santa Cruz Recycles Video
To hear a recorded message of Resource Recovery Facility information, call 831-420-6270
For questions regarding curbside recycling or refuse collection call City of Santa Cruz Customer Service at 831-420-5220 or email.
For more information please contact:
Superintendent of Waste Disposal