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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.

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.


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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Latest News

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Bobby Banana Teaches Us About the Landfill

September 18, 2015 

The latest addition to our tools to educate Santa Barbara students (and all of us) about proper waste management. Bobby Banana and his friends leave the school cafeteria and explore the impacts of landfilling our trash or composting our foodscraps in the yellow ban.

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How Clean Do My Recyclables Need to Be?

June 29, 2015 

Simple Answer: containers should be as clean as you can reasonably make them in a few seconds. Empty them out, then rinse or wipe them if you can. Oily or sticky liquids are of concern because they contaminate other items, like paper. But sparkling clean isn't necessary.

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Last Updated: Sep 21, 2015