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UCSC Off Campus Move Out

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The City offers solutions for unwanted items as follows:

  • USE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ BULKY ITEM TAGS- Account Holder (Utility bill in your name)Schedule a pick up of unwanted furniture and appliances 831-420-5220
  • RENTER?- Pick up services available for Non-Account Holders (utility bill not in your name)- Complete this form.
  • ENLIST THE HELP OF A HAULING SERVICE- Have lots of stuff? Check local listing for companies that specialize in Junk removal and hauling. This will save you a trip to the landfill.
  • RECYCLE RIGHT!  Use the Recycle Guide or What Goes Where App  as a reference when choosing what to place in your blue recycle cart. Carts with contamination may not be emptied and may incur extra fees. 
  •  REPAIR IT!- You Tube has information on all sorts of REPAIR projects. Who knows you might learn a new skill and save something from the landfill
  • NO FREE STUFF ON THE CURB- Don't leave items on the Curb with a Free Sign. These items impair safe navigation of our sidewalks, and often are relocated to our creeks and open spaces and are subject to Illegal Dumping charges.
  • Donate clean working items in good condition to Good Will, Salvation Army or Family Thrift or share on Free Cycle,  or Craigslist Free.
  • Easy Curbside Recycle Guide [PDF]  
  • Household Hazardous Waste Brochure [PDF] 

Waste Reduction Program Staff Email

Phone: 831 420-5593