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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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Proposed Plastic Straw Ban

July 23, 2018 

UPDATE: On July 24th, 2018 City Council moved to bring this proposed ordinance back to the ordinance committee for further discussion.

Santa Barbara City Council is considering the adoption of an ordinance prohibiting the distribution and sale of plastic straws as well as limitations to the distribution of plastic stirrers and cutlery which can only be provided "upon request". This ordinance would include exemptions in consideration of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


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Go Plastic Free this July!

July 2, 2018 

Simple behavior changes can greatly reduce the amount of single-use plastic we all use on a day-to-day basis. Here are some simple tips that you can do to reduce your impact:


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Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018
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