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15th Annual Community Clean-Up Date Announced

Saturday October 13th, 2018

9am - 12pm

    On October 13th, hundreds of volunteers will join together for Looking Good Santa Barbara’s 15th Annual Community Clean-Up Day to transform Santa Barbara neighborhoods on the east and west sides of the city. Volunteers will be assigned to a variety of projects including litter pick-up, graffiti removal, and creek clean-up. 

    Students are able to earn community service hours. Individuals, families, and groups wishing to participate can simply sign-up on the day of the event. 

    All clean-up supplies will be provided.


    • Parque de los Ninos (500 Block of Wentworth Street)
    • Corner of Quarantina & Canon Perdido Streets (800 Block N. Quarantina Street)

        Download and share our event flyer in English and Spanish here: 2018 Community Clean-Up Flyer

      RSVP on the Facebook Event Page

      Don't use Facebook? Not a problem, just show up on event day at either of the two locations.



      Looking Good Santa Barbara (LGSB) is a City of Santa Barbara program joining residents, City staff and community representatives with the mission to reduce waste (reduce, reuse, recycle and compost) and contribute to a clean community through graffiti and litter abatement. LGSB is a local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep California Beautiful.

      New Video: Graffiti Vandalism Facts & Prevention

      Clean SB Campaign

      Clean SB is an initiative by the City's Environmental Service Division to connect residents and businesses with programs that help keep our city clean and sustainable. We've created this postcard sized Resource Guide for quick access to important tips, hotlines, and programs. Here are links to digital versions in English and Spanish so that you can print your own for your fridge or bulletin board.

      Clean SB Quick Resource Guide (English)

      Clean SB Quick Resource Guide (Spanish)



      LGSB Committee

      The Committee is comprised of residents, City staff and various representatives from throughout the community who meet on a monthly basis.

      Meetings are held bi-monthly, 12 to 1 p.m. at 1221 Anacapa Street (2nd floor) in the Granada Garage Conference Room, and are open to the public.

      To request the date of the next meeting, the agenda, or for more information, call 805-564-5669 or e-mail Lorraine Cruz-Carpenter at


      Lorraine Cruz Carpenter
      Executive Coordinator



      After 14 years at the City, Lorraine currently has two roles. As Environmental Specialist II, she oversees recycling in city facilities, zero-waste events, and illegal dumping and single-use bag issues. As Executive Coordinator for Looking Good Santa Barbara, Lorraine administers the Adopt-A-Block program, Spirit of Service Awards, and neighborhood clean-ups with over 6,000 volunteers to date. Previously, she permitted 125 annual events as Special Events Coordinator for the Parks and Recreation Department, and served on the 2002 Olympic Torch Run Committee. Lorraine holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology from UCSB, has two small children, and loves golfing and spa visits.

      Contact Us

      Looking Good Santa Barbara
      c/o City Trash and Recycling
      1221 Anacapa St. – 2nd Floor
      Santa Barbara, CA 93101


      Other Volunteer Opportunities

      Particpate in making a real difference here in our community! We welcome children and adults to join one of our programs.  

      Looking Good Santa Barbara makes it easy to coordinate a community clean-up in your neighborhood. Contact us to discuss your neighborhood’s specific needs and customize an event with our staff. We work with residents or groups to publicize and plan a clean-up, coordinate other city services as needed, and supply materials and equipment.

      Organizations (e.g., churches, Boy Scouts, Rotary Clubs) seeking a community service project are also encouraged to contact LGSB for ideas and assistance.

      Litter-Free Event Permits

      The City of Santa Barbara is required to meet a State mandate to divert 50% of its waste from landfills. In accordance, public events on City property must provide adequate recycling and trash receptacles for attendees, which is coordinated through the Looking Good Santa Barbara program. Please see Litter-Free Event Permit Application for specific requirements.

      If you are attending an event, please use the recycling containers provided.

      Last Updated: Oct 2, 2018
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