Solid Waste / Recycling

The City of Scotts Valley contracts with Green Waste Recovery for the collection of refuse and recycling, including yard waste and kitchen scraps.

Please have your containers ready for service by 6:00 am on your service day and remove carts from the street or curb by the end of your service day.

More information about Green Waste Recovery services may be found at Green Waste Recovery Services Scotts Valley.

What to Recycle

For a comprehensive list of what to recycle and what to toss, check out Greenwaste's Scotts Valley Residential Recycle Guide.

Organics Recycling Program

See Greenwaste's Guide to Recycling Organics: Yard Waste & Food Scraps pamphlet for more details.

SB 1383 and Climate Change

Organic material, decomposing in landfills, emits 20% of the state's methane, a potent greenhouse gas responsible for retaining excessive heat in atmosphere. Diverting food waste before it has a chance to

To read more on California's efforts to reduce emissions, visit CalRecycle's Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy.

Ben Lomond Transfer Station

To find the most up to date hours of operations and more, visit the County of Santa Cruz's Recycling & Trash page.

Edible Food Recovery

Composting organics is

Visit our page on Edible Food Recovery to read more.