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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.

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Free E-Waste Recycling Events May 4th and 5th, 2018

March 26, 2018 

NEW LOCATION - EARL WARREN SHOWGROUNDS. Bring your old electronics to our next free e-waste recycling events, Friday 05/04/18 and Saturday 05/05/18 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds (Calle Real entrance). Free to all area residents and businesses.

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Public Container Repair and Replacement Program

February 16, 2018 

Approximately 1,400 public trash and recycling containers in 26 different styles currently exist throughout the City of Santa Barbara. A past assessment revealed that most of the containers were weathered or are in disrepair. In 2015, the City’s Environmental Services Division addressed the needs and created a Public Container Repair and Replacement Program.

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Ash Clean Up Tips

December 14, 2017 

Clean up of ash is not advised while the fire is still burning and ash is falling.

If you must clean up ash, *PLEASE* DO NOT put ash directly in your trash, it must be bagged first.

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Last Updated: Feb 1, 2016
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