Recycling and Waste Reduction

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Become a Master Recycler

The City of Santa Cruz is now accepting applications for its first Master Recycler Training program. This six week program (six evening classes and two Saturday field trips) will explore waste prevention, recycling, Zero Waste concepts, Extended Producer Responsibility, household hazardous waste, reuse and repair, green consumer tips and much more.  The Saturday field trips offer an up close and behind the scenes look at sorted and baled recyclable material, large and small scale composting systems, and electronic waste management.  When: Six Tuesday evening classes: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays: February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th and March 6th, 13th.  Two Saturday field trips: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, February 10th and February 24th.  After completing your training you agree to give back 20 hours of volunteer service to put your new skills into practice. This program is offered free of charge and applicants must be 18 years and up to participate.   

2018 City of Santa Cruz Master Recycler Volunteer Training Program Application 

Master Recycler flyer [PDF]  (Share with a friend)

Recycle Right! Videos to Help You Get the Right Material into the Right Bin

Watch our entire series below by clicking the Recycle Right! icon or choose individual segments beneath it.

Recycle Right

Cardboard Paper Metal CropdPlastics Bags Glass

Need Help with Your Refuse or Recycling Service?

Click on Refuse Service Options to view the cart sizes available and monthly rates
or call Customer Service: 420-5220 for assistance.

Get more information by clicking on the following:

 Curbside Recycling Guide 2018 [PDF]

Scrap - Santa Cruz Recycle Art Program Video


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2018-Banner Refuse and Recycling

     Refuse & Refuse 2018  [PDF]

     Trash Talk Newsletter for Kids [PDF]

Watch “Santa Cruz Recycles” Video
Watch what happens to your recyclables - from house, to cart, to truck, to sorting, to baling and then resale to make new products.

Recycling Questions?
Call (831) 420-5591

Missed Pick Up or other Service Questions?
Call (831) 420-5220



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