Standard Weekly Services

Garbage | Customers may choose subscription volumes of 20-gallons, 32-gallons, 65-gallons or 95-gallons for weekly collection of garbage in grey carts provided by GreenWaste. To change your garbage subscription volume, please contact Customer Service.

Recyclable Materials | Customers receive one (1) blue 65-gallon cart for weekly collection of recyclable materials for no additional charge. A larger 95-gallon recyclable material cart is available by request. Additional carts for recyclable materials are available for a monthly cart rental fee.  To change your cart size or to request additional carts for recyclable materials, please contact Customer Service.

Yard Trimmings | Customers receive one (1) green 95-gallon cart for weekly collection of yard trimmings for no additional charge. A smaller 65-gallon cart is available by request. Additional carts for yard trimmings are available for a monthly service fee. To change your cart size or to request additional carts for yard trimmings, please contact Customer Service.

Limited Service Program | Limited service includes the collection of Garbage and Recyclable Materials but excludes collection of Yard Trimmings. Customers may request “limited service,” provided it can be demonstrated, to the satisfaction of the County Contract Manager, they do not generate a sufficient volume of Yard Trimmings or Yard Trimmings are otherwise properly managed (e.g. landscaper removing yard trimmings as part of their service). To apply for “limited service,” please download the Limited Service Application and submit your completed application to the County of Santa Cruz <email?>. The County will review applications promptly and within seven (7) days of the County’s receipt of the application, the County will notify the customer and GreenWaste if the application has been approved or denied.


Overages Program

Garbage and Yard Trimming | In addition to the standard weekly collection services, customers may request up to four (4) on call “Extra Set Out” collections annually for garbage or yard trimmings, for no additional charge. Any extra garbage and/or yard trimmings placed out for collection beyond the four (4) “Extra Set Out” collections, will be collected and an additional charge will apply.  To schedule your “Extra Set-out” collection on your normal collection day or to purchase additional extra collections, please contact Customer Service 24 hours in advance.
Recyclables Material | There is no additional charge for extra recyclables set out for collection.
Collection Requirements | Extra materials must be set out as follows:

  • Place extra garbage in 32-gallon plastic bags next to your garbage cart.
  • Place extra yard trimmings in customer-provided 32-gallon cans or tied in secured bundles (no larger than 3’ x 3’) next to your yard trimmings cart(s).

Place extra recyclable materials in customer-provided bags (labeled recyclables) and cardboard in tied, secured bundles (no larger than 3’ x 3’) next to your recyclable materials cart(s).

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