City residential refuse customers are provided with a 64-gallon green Yard Waste cart for yard trimmings, leaves, grass clippings, and other plant material.

Accepted in the Green Yard Waste Cart the following materials:

  • Leaves and pine needles
  • Prunnings, branches, plants and brush
  • Grass clippings
  • Holiday trees and greens- Cut to fit, no metal stands or decoration
  • Unpainted/untreated lumber (nails and hinges okay)
  • Untreated wood chips, bark and sawdust (paper bags okay)

Remember the following guidelines for curbside pick-up:

  • Do not pack material in cart – keep it loose!
  • Cut long branches and lumber to fit
  • The cart lid must be able to close completely
  • Place cart out at the curb by 5:00 a.m.

Yard Waste materials can also be dropped off at the City of Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility
605 Dimeo Lane, Santa Cruz | (831) 420-6270
Monday – Saturday, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

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