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New Rates Effective July 1

Same Local Hauler, Enhanced Trash & Recycling

Starting July 1, 2013 , the City of Santa Barbara will begin a new contract for trash and recycling services with MarBorg Industries. Under the new contract, residential customers receive significantly more recycling and greenwaste service with their paid trash rate, including:

  • battery and cell phone collection;
  • free disposal of sharps (i.e. home-generated needles) through the mail;
  • unlimited collection of "white goods" (e.g. large appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, etc.);
  • extra collection of trash and recycling at Christmas; and,
  • twice per year collection of “bulky items” (e.g. extra trash, furniture, electronics, etc.) all at no additional charge.
Business customers will continue to receive trash, recycling, greenwaste and foodscraps service. A wide variety of different container sizes and collection frequencies are offered to meet the specific needs of Business customers. For detailed information on all services available to residential and business customers, please visit the links below:

Last Updated: Dec 2, 2013