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.
To prevent expanded polystyrene from polluting our creeks and coastal environment, Santa Barbara City Council unanimously voted to approve a ban on expanded polystyrene food and beverage containers from all food, beverage, and retail providers.
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.