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Trash & Recycling

City Trash & Recycling manages 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.

Let's Talk About Trash

Here at City Trash & Recycling we've made a push onto social media to get you the most updated news and information about modern waste programs in Santa Barbara. Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and Subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Are You A Hero In Your Community?

We will evaluate your story as a Spirit of Service nomination for Clean Community and Waste Reduction category awards.

Email us your story today! and to read more about Spirit of Service awards click here.

How to Dispose of Everything

This 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.

Latest News

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Recycling Outreach Internship Available

January 28, 2016 

The City of Santa Barbara Trash & Recycling Division is looking for a part-time, Spanish-speaking intern interested in gaining valuable experience in local waste management and community outreach.

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Spirit of Service Award Nominations Open

January 27, 2016 

Now in its 12th year, the Spirit of Service honors those who have gone above and beyond by either reducing waste (reduce, reuse, recycle and compost) or creating a clean community through graffiti and litter abatement. Winners are honored at a luncheon presided over by the Mayor and emceed by KEYT’s Tracy Lehr. Everyone is invited to nominate individuals or organizations from now until March 11th.

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Free Mattress Recycling

January 6, 2016 

Starting January 6th, 2016 the statewide recycling program for used mattresses and box springs called “Bye Bye Mattress” will be launched in California.

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Last Updated: Feb 1, 2016