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Spirit of Service Awards Categories

Waste Reduction Category  (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost)

An individual, group, business or agency that has made a significant effort to contribute to waste reduction in Santa Barbara.          

Clean Community Category

An individual, group, business or agency that has made a significant effort to reduce graffiti and/or litter in Santa Barbara.  Neighborhood or public right-of-way (streets, bridges, sidewalks, etc.) clean-ups are eligible projects.  Clean-ups in parks, beaches and creeks are not eligible.

The 2016 annual Community Clean-Up Day was held on Saturday, October 22nd.

What We Accomplished Together

400 Volunteers:

  • 4,200 Pounds of Trash Collected
  • 3,500 Pounds of Illegally Dumped Items Collected
  • 100's of Graffiti Tags Removed


Looking Good Santa Barbara (LGSB) is a City of Santa Barbara program joining residents, City staff and community representatives with the mission to reduce waste (reduce, reuse, recycle and compost) and contribute to a clean community through graffiti and litter abatement. LGSB is a local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep California Beautiful.

New Video: Graffiti Vandalism Facts & Prevention

LGSB Committee

The Committee is comprised of residents, City staff and various representatives from throughout the community who meet on a monthly basis.

Meetings are held bi-monthly, 12 to 1 p.m. at 1221 Anacapa Street (2nd floor) in the Granada Garage Conference Room, and are open to the public.

To request the date of the next meeting, the agenda, or for more information, call 805-564-5669 or e-mail Lorraine Cruz-Carpenter at


Lorraine Cruz Carpenter
Executive Coordinator



After 14 years at the City, Lorraine currently has two roles. As Environmental Specialist II, she oversees recycling in city facilities, zero-waste events, and illegal dumping and single-use bag issues. As Executive Coordinator for Looking Good Santa Barbara, Lorraine administers the Adopt-A-Block program, Spirit of Service Awards, and neighborhood clean-ups with over 6,000 volunteers to date. Previously, she permitted 125 annual events as Special Events Coordinator for the Parks and Recreation Department, and served on the 2002 Olympic Torch Run Committee. Lorraine holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology from UCSB, has two small children, and loves golfing and spa visits.

Contact Us

Looking Good Santa Barbara
c/o City Trash and Recycling
1221 Anacapa St. – 2nd Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Other Volunteer Opportunities

Particpate in making a real difference here in our community! We welcome children and adults to join one of our programs.  

Looking Good Santa Barbara makes it easy to coordinate a community clean-up in your neighborhood. Contact us to discuss your neighborhood’s specific needs and customize an event with our staff. We work with residents or groups to publicize and plan a clean-up, coordinate other city services as needed, and supply materials and equipment.

Organizations (e.g., churches, Boy Scouts, Rotary Clubs) seeking a community service project are also encouraged to contact LGSB for ideas and assistance.

Litter-Free Event Permits

The City of Santa Barbara is required to meet a State mandate to divert 50% of its waste from landfills. In accordance, public events on City property must provide adequate recycling and trash receptacles for attendees, which is coordinated through the Looking Good Santa Barbara program. Please see Litter-Free Event Permit Application for specific requirements.

If you are attending an event, please use the recycling containers provided.

Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017