Santa Cruz Offers Free Summer Tours of Recycling Center


 | July 9, 2022

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. —The City of Santa Cruz offers free summer tours of its recycling center, the Resource Recovery Facility, 605 Dimeo Lane,  every Friday from July 29 through Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The 90-minute tours provide opportunity to learn about the multifaceted recycling process as well as our new food scraps processing and Household Hazardous Waste Program.

Visitors will see what happens to the 30 to 50 tons of material that Santa Cruzans place into their blue recycle bins every single day. They will learn why it is important to “recycle right” and avoid “wish-cycling.” Visitors will see a mountain of scrap metal and learn about how the new food scraps processing operation will reduce methane emissions from the landfill.

Pre-registration is required. Tours are limited to 20 people. Children must be at least 8 years old. Youth ages 8 to 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Carpooling is encouraged as parking is limited.

Reserve your spot at Questions may be addressed to

More recycling information including a What Goes Where Guide and Recycle Right videos are available at Details of the Food Scrap Curbside Collection Program are detailed at

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