Residential Resource Recovery Services

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Note: COLLECTION SERVICE AND SCHEDULES REMAIN THE SAME DURING ALL HOLIDAYS. 

Refuse Collection
The City of Santa Cruz collects residential refuse once a week.

Recycle, Refuse and Greenwaste Carts placed at the curb

Make sure to bag and tie small loose material such as cat litter, sawdust, vacuum cleaner debris, polystyrene packing peanuts and shredded paper. 

Recycling and GreenCycle! Collection
The City provides weekly collection of mixed recyclable materials in blue recycling carts, and yard waste in GreenCycle carts.Place your refuse, recycling and GreenCycle carts at the curb by 5:00 a.m.                                                    

Missed Pick-up for Trash, yard waste or Recycling?

Do you need extra trash service?

Call Customer Service at 831-420-5220

Street Cleaning
The City provides regular sweeping to remove refuse and debris from streets and bike paths within the commercial and residential areas of the City in order to reduce litter, rodents and water pollution, and to promote safety.

For more information please contact:
Guadalupe Sanchez
Superintendent of Resource Recovery - Collections
831-420-5542
email

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