Recycling and Waste Reduction

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Master Recycler Program - Registration is now closed for the 2019 classes.

The City of Santa Cruz is excited to offer the second annual Master Recycler Training Program in February and March, 2019.  Over seven evening classes and two Saturday morning field trips participants will complete training in areas related to waste reduction and recycling.  Master Recyclers volunteer 20 hours of community service within the City of Santa Cruz, to educate and empower friends, neighbors, schools, businesses and special events to waste less and recycle right!  If you are interested in this and other recycling programs including summer tours of the recycling center, please Email Waste Reduction Staff.

Recycle Right! Videos to Help You Get the Right Material into the Right Bin

Watch our entire series below by clicking the Recycle Right! icon or choose individual segments beneath it.

Recycle Right

Cardboard Paper Metal CropdPlastics Bags Glass

Our 30-second "Think Before You Throw" video with Warriors' mascot Mav'Riks teaches how to avoid recycling contamination.

Need Help with Your Refuse or Recycling Service?

Click on Refuse Service Options to view the cart sizes available and monthly rates
or call Customer Service: 420-5220 for assistance.

Get more information by clicking on the following:

Curbside Recycling EASY Guide [PDF]    

 Curbside Recycling Guide [PDF]

Scrap - Santa Cruz Recycle Art Program Video


           Additional Links



   Refuse & Refuse 2019  [PDF]

Watch “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.

Recycling Questions?
Call (831) 420-5593


Missed Pick Up or other Service Questions?
Call (831) 420-5220



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