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
Note: Bag and secure small loose material such as cat litter, vacuum cleaner debris, polystyrene packing peanuts and shredded paper before placing it in your trash cart. Extra bags on top of or next to refuse carts will only be collected if they have the designated 2020 sticker affixed to them. Extra stickers can be purchased by calling customer service at 831-420-5220
Recycling and Organics! Collection
The City provides weekly collection of mixed recyclable materials in blue recycling carts, and yard waste in Green carts. Place your refuse, recycling and yard waste carts at the curb by 5:00 a.m. on your collection day. Take your carts in after they have been serviced.
- Easy Recycle Guide [PDF]
- Curbside Recycling Guide [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? 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