Commercial Services

ATTENTION: RATE INCREASE INFORMATION EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017.

On November 15, 2016 the County of Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors approved a rate increase for collection services in the unincorporated area of County of Santa Cruz, effective January 1, 2017. 

New Commercial and Multi-family rates include an increase, plus a new fee* for recycling service. 

With new legislation requiring increased diversion and reporting mandated by the State of California, a rate increase is necessary to sustain services. New rates are effective through December 31, 2017.

*Customers subscribing to once-per-week collection of garbage in a plastic cart are eligible for collection of one (1) recycle cart collected once-per-week per garbage cart, for no additional charge.  New charges for recycling services are calculated at 10% of the equivalent level of garbage services based on container size and collection frequency.


AB 341- Mandatory Recycling for Commercial Businesses
Beginning July 1, 2012 (AB 341), a recently passed California regulation mandates recycling for all businesses in California producing 4 cubic yards or more of trash per week.

If your business is producing 4 cubic yards or more of trash and recycling services are not currently being provided or if you already receive recycling services, but would like to learn more about enhanced recycling programs in your area, please call GreenWaste Customer Service at 800.944.4388.

If you would like additional information on the regulation, whether it applies to you or how businesses in your area may be affected, please see the links: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Business/Regulated.htm


Links & Contacts

   Santa Cruz County  www.santacruzcountyrecycles.org or www.dpw.co.santa-cruz.ca.us
   GreenWaste Recovery  800.665.2209

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