Recycling and Waste Reduction

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Interested in Becoming a Master Recycler?

The application period for the first Master Recycler Training program is now closed.  The overwhelming response informs us that our community is eager to learn more about reducing waste, recycling, and zero waste concepts

If you are interested in a Master Recycler program or tours of the City's recycling center in the future please email

2018 City of Santa Cruz Master Recycler Volunteer Training Program Application (Registration is now closed)

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

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 Guide 2018 [PDF]

General Recycle Guide

Scrap - Santa Cruz Recycle Art Program Video


                                                               Additional Links








2018-Banner Refuse and Recycling

     Refuse & Refuse 2018  [PDF]

     Trash Talk Newsletter for Kids [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) 420-5591

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



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