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Trash & Recycling

City Trash & Recycling manages reliable, cost-effective collection of residential and commercial waste. We assist homeowners, renters, and businesses in making the most of a suite of modern waste services available to them. We also negotiate and manage the contract with our city's franchised waste hauler, MarBorg. Our primary focus is on maximizing diversion of solid waste from landfill disposal.

Let's Talk About Trash

Here at City Trash & Recycling we've made a push onto social media to get you the most updated news and information about modern waste programs in Santa Barbara. Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and Subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Are You A Hero In Your Community?

We will evaluate your story as a Spirit of Service nomination for Clean Community and Waste Reduction category awards.

Email us your story today! and to read more about Spirit of Service awards click here.

How to Dispose of Everything

This video explains how to deal with items like paint, electronic waste, batteries and bulky items that do not belong in the trash or on the side of the road.

Latest News

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Six Winners of 2016 Spirit of Service Awards

May 11, 2016 

Six extraordinary local individuals and businesses were honored with the 12th annual Spirit of Service awards on May 11th, 2016. Paul Cronshaw of La Cuesta High School, Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, Garden Court Community on De La Vina, Calvary Baptist Church of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Arts Alliance, and Keep it Clean Santa Barbara were recognized for reducing waste and maintaining a clean community.

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Free Mattress Recycling

January 6, 2016 

Starting January 6th, 2016 the statewide recycling program for used mattresses and box springs called “Bye Bye Mattress” will be launched in California.

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How Clean Do My Recyclables Need to Be?

June 29, 2015 

Simple Answer: containers should be as clean as you can reasonably make them in a few seconds. Empty them out, then rinse or wipe them if you can. Oily or sticky liquids are of concern because they contaminate other items, like paper. But sparkling clean isn't necessary.

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Last Updated: Feb 1, 2016