City Trash & Recycling provides reliable, cost-effective collection of residential and commercial waste. We assist homeowners, renters, and businesses in making the most of a suite of modern waste services available to them. We also negotiate and manage the contract with our city's franchised waste hauler, MarBorg. Our primary focus is on maximizing diversion of solid waste from landfill disposal.
"Put It There" - How to Dispose of Everything
our new video explains how to deal with items like paint, electronic waste, batteries and bulky items that do not belong in the trash or on the side of the road.
Items like paint, electronic waste, batteries and bulky items do not belong in the trash or on the side of the road. The City has teamed up with Marborg to provide convenient, safe solutions to dispose of waste that doesn't belong in your trash or recycling bins. Learn more from our video.
As of May 14, 2014, large grocery stores and pharmacies in Santa Barbara will be prohibited from providing single-use carryout plastic bags to customers. It's time for stores to prepare to implement the new ordinance, and the City is providing information to help stores and shoppers comply.
Milk containers? Coconut water boxes? Juice boxes? Soup containers? We want ‘em.
All these cartons - what are known as “aseptic containers” as well as anything with a gabled top -- are now accepted in your blue residential recycling carts. That includes all types of “Tetra Pak” packaging. This is true throughout the City of Santa Barbara and the South County.
Cartons simply need to be emptied. A quick rinse is helpful to reduce odor while it sits in the blue bin.