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What Goes Where?City Trash & Recycling

Santa Barbara residents have access to four different colored bins.

Click on each bin to learn about what is acceptable and unacceptable.
 

  • ALL METAL
  • ALL PLASTIC (except Styrofoam )
  • ALL PAPER and CARDBOARD (not soiled, and no paper towels)
  • ALL GLASS CONTAINERS

  • Leaves
  • Branches
  • Cut flowers
  • Grass

No pampas grass or palm fronds

For multi-unit buildings only.  Call 805-564-5631 to learn more.

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat, bones, fat
  • Paper towels, tissues
  • Soiled cardboard

  • Everything that can’t go in one of the other bins.

Brown bin trash is not sorted and goes straight to the landfill.

 

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2014