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Video LibraryCity Trash & Recycling

Our Newest Videos

  • #TrashMonster - Don't Trash Santa Barbara: a playful way to encourage folks not to litter, tag, or illegally dump

Waste Stream Series

  • "One and Done" - Waste Stream Part 1 (6:25): Discusses single-use items, their environmental impacts, and how to reduce use.
  • Recycling - Waste Stream Part 2 (3:53): all about our blue-bin recycling program
  • Yellow Bin - Waste Stream Part 3 (5:14): learn about our innovative foodscraps composting program for businesses and schools. As featured in the August 19th "City News in Brief"
    • Education Edit of foodscraps (3:28): shorter version designed for classrooms

  • Brown Bin (Trash) - Waste Stream Part 4 (6:26): learn about Tajiguas landfill and what's left in our trash
  • Put It There (other hard-to-dispose items) - Waste Stream Part 5 (6:18): there is a proper recycling option for just about any item



Single-Use Bags

30-second English PSA

60-second English PSA

Advertencia de 30 segundos en espanol

Inside Santa Barbara on the Bag Ordinance - 8 minute piece that explains all the about the ordinance


Looking Good Santa Barbara

Neighborhood Clean-Ups (2014)

  • Spirit of Service Awards Overview (2014)


Other Helpful Videos


  • New Trash Services Effective July 1, 2013 (0:30 PSA commercial)


  • Holiday Special Collection: every year for two weeks after Christmas we accept trees and additional household bags or bundles for free.

  • Mayor’s State of the City Address, 2013 (start at 43:05): Mayor Helene Schneider’s Annual State of the City address included a significant section on single use bags and our new trash and recycling contract


Last Updated: Feb 23, 2016