Note: COLLECTION SERVICE AND SCHEDULES REMAIN THE SAME DURING ALL HOLIDAYS.
The City of Santa Cruz collects residential refuse once a week.
- Right Size Your Trash Cart [PDF]
- Refuse Service Options
- Refuse Collection Rates [PDF]
- Change Refuse Cart Size
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.
- Easy Recycle Guide 2018 [PDF]
- Curbside Recycling Guide 2018 [PDF]
- Appliance and Bulky Item Pick Up
- Holiday Tree Collection
- Compost Bin Program
- Waste Reduction
- Resource Recovery Facility
- Household Hazardous Waste [PDF]
Missed Pick-up for Trash, yard waste or Recycling?
Do you need extra trash service?
Call Customer Service at 831-420-5220
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:
Superintendent of Resource Recovery - Collections