Your greenwaste will be ground up and turned into mulch. You can use mulch to return fertility to the soil, block sunlight from weeds, and increase your soil’s water retention.
Free Mulch Pick Up
- Pick it up at the South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station at 4430 Calle Real in Santa Barbara. The free pile is accessible to residents during the facility's operating hours, Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Simply drive up with a pair of gloves and a garden fork and help yourself to as much mulch as you like. A small fee is charged if you need help with loading mulch. A tarp is recommended for open-bed trucks.
- Local residents can also get mulch from MarBorg at 620 Quinientos St. Load it yourself from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Must bring your own shovel or pitchfork.
Free Mulch Delivery for City of Santa Barbara Water Customers
- Because mulch reduces the need for watering by minimizing evaporation, residential and commercial City of Santa Barbara water customers can get their mulch delivered for free! The mulch must be delivered to a site that is served by City water. The City will pay for two deliveries per site every 12 months, for an 8-10 yard dump truck delivery. Please follow the instructions below and have your water account number handy.
To Order Your Free Mulch Delivery
Bulk Loading of Mulch
- Qualified trucks (no pickup trucks or trailers due to their danger of being overloaded with mulch), can be loaded with mulch for a fee. For more information, visit the County mulch page.