City of Santa Cruz residents may dispose of many different items at the Resource Recovery Facility (RRF). The facility includes a recycling center, landfill, GreenCycle! drop-off area, and Household Hazardous Waste drop-Off facility.

605 Dimeo Lane, Santa Cruz | (831) 420-6270
Monday – Saturday, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Find disposal rates and more information.

The City offers pick up of appliances and bulky items like mattresses and furniture by appointment. This service is free-of-charge when customers use the Service Tags provided in the annual Refuse & Recycling mailer.  Without these tags, customers will need to pay the bulky item or appliance fee.  Appointments are scheduled through Customer Service — call (831) 420-5220.

Plastic

Paper

Glass

Bulky Items

Wood

Textiles

Carpet

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Automotive

Construction

Carpet

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Holiday

Home Decor

Kids

Kitchen

Outside

Bikes

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