Santa Cruz: New Website Aims To Curb Illegal Dumping

August 23, 2018 Updated: August 23, 2018

A new Santa Cruz County website aims to reduce illegal dumping throughout the county.

The site includes multi-jurisdictional information on reporting illegal dumping, links to mobile apps allowing residents to report dumping through their cell phones, information about scheduling curbside collections of bulky items, a list of approved refuse haulers and a form to report illegal dumping.

Fines for illegal dumping range from $100 for the first violation to $500 for the third violation within a year.

At its Buena Vista Landfill and Ben Lomond Transfer Station sites, the county accepts recycled materials such as Styrofoam, cans, cardboard/paper/metal items, books and CDs/DVDs, batteries, eWaste and household electronics. Used mattresses are accepted at no cost, and construction debris and tires are accepted for a small fee. Check for hours.

By Craig Lazzeretti.