Hours, location and contacts

Grey Bears
2710 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz CA  95065
(click here for a map)

Main Phone: 831.479.1055
Fax: 831.479.8465
email: info@greybears.org
website: www.greybears.org


  • Healthy Food brown bag deliveries are going out as usual each Thursday and Friday.
  • Phase 2 update: The Thrift Store, Computer Electronics, Bookstore are all open for orders by phone (831-479-1055 ext. 232 or 233) or email Angie or Diane for curbside/parking lot pickup.
  • All of our recycling centers are open: Chanticleer (including e-waste) open every day 7:30-3:30. Buena Vista, and Ben Lomond are open Mon-Sat, 7:30-2:30; and CRV redemption at Ben Lomond is open Mon-Sat, 10am-2:30pm.

Normal Hours: Main Chanticleer Campus
Main Office:  Mon-Fri, 8am-3:30pm.
Recycling and Thrift Donations Center:  Open every day, Mon-Sun, 7:30am-3:30pm.
Thrift Store, Housewares/Furniture, Clothing, Computer Electronics, Hardware and Bookstore:  Open every day, Mon-Sun, 10am-3pm.
Warehouse/Healthy Food delivery program: 8am-1pm. Brown bag line assembly/delivery takes place Thur-Fri mornings starting at 7:30am sharp.
Interested in volunteering? Click here.

Ben Lomond Transfer Station
9835 Newell Creek Rd, Ben Lomond CA 95005. Click here for a map.
: Mon-Sat, 7:30am-3:30pm.
CRV Redemption Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-3pm

Buena Vista Recycling Center
1231 Buena Vista Drive (1 mile south of Highway 1, click here for a map)
Watsonville CA  95076  – Main Landfill Phone: 831-454-5153
Hours: Mon-Sat, 7:30am-3:30pm.

Our Team

Tony Becerril, Food Distribution Warehouse Manager, 831.479.1055 ext 227
Tim Brattan, Executive Director, 831.479.1055 ext 224, tim@greybears.org
Tina Forest, Resource Recovery Manager (Recycling/E-waste), 831.479.1055 ext 235, tina@greybears.org
Sharon Gross, Office Manager, 831.479.1055 ext 223, sharon@greybears.org
Robin Johnson, Thrift Store Manager, 831.479.1055 ext 233, robin@greybears.org
Yvonne Lu
, Bookkeeper, 831.479.1055 ext 222, yvonne@greybears.org
Sofia Moore, Program Coordinator, 831-479-1055 ext 226, sofia@greybears.org
Grace Mora, Operations Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, 831.479.1055 ext 241, grace@greybears.org
Sybille Waiyaki, Bookkeeping Assistant, 831.479.1055 ext 222, sybille@greybears.org
Danielle Wong
, Healthy Food Program Manager, 831.479.1055 ext 227, danielle@greybears.org