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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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Can I Recycle Plastic Bags?

June 19, 2017 

We encourage people to avoid single-use plastic bags, but locals may have a few floating around. What to do with them? The answer: we prefer you make a "bag of bags" and return them to a grocery store, or as a last resort bundle them together for your brown trash bin. Learn more about why...

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Easy Battery Recycling at Home!

May 24, 2017 

All Santa Barbara residents with trash service have access to battery recycling at home. Tape the ends of the batteries, bag them up, and place them on top of your blue bin.


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Four Winners of 2017 Spirit of Service Awards

May 17, 2017 

Four extraordinary local businesses and groups were honored with the 13th annual Spirit of Service awards on May 10th, 2017. Catholic Charities Santa Barbara, Salvation Army Hospitality House, the Mental Wellness Center, and students of Teens on the Scence were recognized for reducing waste and maintaining a clean community.

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Last Updated: Feb 1, 2016