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Trash & Recycling

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.

All About Single-Use Bags

"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.


Recycling Heroes 

We are committed to recycling.

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Home Story Chef 
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Karen's Home Story 
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A child's recycling story 
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Bag Ordinance Effective in Smaller Stores Nov. 14th

November 12, 2014 

On November 14th Santa Barbara's plastic bag ordinance goes into effect at smaller stores that sell basic groceries: food marts, liquor stores, convenience food stores, gas stations, and drug stores. No more single-use plastic bags at checkout and recyclable paper bags have a 10¢ charge. Bring your own reusable bag, or ask yourself, “Do I need a bag at all?”

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Last Updated: Nov 24, 2014