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Your Household Trash BillCity Trash & Recycling

Single Family Rates

If only your household uses the containers, this page applies to you. 

Single-family residential trash comes in packages of 32, 64, 96, or 128 gallons for a monthly rate that includes unlimited recycling and up to 192 gallons of greenwaste (two of the largest carts) at no extra cost.

Multi Family Rates

Multi-family residences include apartments and condominiums. A single person -- usually the landlord or property manager -- receives and pays the trash bill. Rates and billing structure are different for these types of buildings.  If your containers are shared with another household, visit our Multi-Family Service page.

Container Sizes Available

  • For curbside service, choose carts (35, 65, or 95 gallon sizes), which must be rolled to the curb no more than 24 hours prior to collection and removed within 12 hours after pickup.

  • Backyard service uses cans (32 gallons only), which will be picked up and returned from their location in the backyard or driveway.

  • All single-family homes will receive collection once per week; multi-family complexes and buildings may choose more frequent service.

How to Start / Stop / Change Service

If you already know which containers and sizes you need, call the City of Santa Barbara's waste hauler: MarBorg Industries 805-963-1852

Single Family Rates at a Glance

Single Family Residential Service
effective July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
(Note: this table does not include taxes or additional fees)

 Flat charge includes unlimited recycling and up to 192 gallons of greenwaste in carts or cans. 
IMPORTANT: Carts that are not rolled to the curb on collection day are subject to "In Place" additional service charge of $25.05

Trash in Cans (no wheels) or Carts (with wheels)
Trash, one 32 gal Can or one 35 gal Cart $28.89     
Trash, two 32 gal Cans or one 65 gal Cart $34.74
Trash, three 32 gal Cans or one 95 gal Cart $37.99
Trash, four 32 gal Cans or 130 gal in Carts $41.21
Trash, each additional 32 gal Can or each additional 35 gal in Carts $7.66
Additional unscheduled service
Trash Bag, each additional on regular service day $28.89
Trash Bags (up to 4), not on regular service day $34.74
Distance and slope charges (Flat charge for  located more than 100' from the curb on collection day)
Distance 100-150' $4.10
Distance greater than 150' $24.83
Slope (steep incline) $3.18

PDF Rate Table

Explore your options further using this rate chart, which lists prices for all container types and sizes.

Billing & Payment Options

Four ways to pay:

  1. Online: For paperless billing, electronic access to your account history, and one-time payments via credit card, sign up at Utilites Online . For automatic payments every month, you must also sign up for Autopay.
  2. Autopay: Sign up for automatic payments from your checking or savings by filling out the Application for Autopay . Credit cards cannot be used for automatic payments. City does not keep your credit card number in order to protect the security of your account.
  3. By Mail: Mail in the payment stub with your check, payable to the City of Santa Barbara
  4. In Person: Bills can be paid at City Hall, 735 Anacapa St via cash, check or credit card. For more information, visit the Utility Billing Website.

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2014