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Large Item PickupCity Trash & Recycling

Two Free Large Item Pickups - Request one today!

What We Pickup

The waste category "Large items" include but are not limited to the following examples:

  • furniture / mattresses
  • electronics ("e-waste")
  • branches
  • clothing
  • tires


Each single-family home with an active trash and recycling account can schedule two large item pickups per year. Each scheduled pickup can include multiple large items.

Step 1: Call Marborg at 805-963-1852 to schedule your pickup.

Step 2: Gather items and place them by the curb only on the morning of your assigned pickup day. (Placing items by the curb anytime other than your scheduled pickup day will be treated as an illegal dumping)

Apartment Buildings

For multi-unit buildings, only the landlord or property manager may schedule the two large item pickups.

Step 1: Contact your landlord or property manager to have them schedule a pickup.

Step 2: Landlord or property manager calls Marborg at 805-963-1852 to schedule a pickup.

Step 3: Follow up with your landlord or property manager to find out the scheduled pickup day and where you should place your items.

Step 4: Gather items and place them in the designated area only on your assigned pickup day(Placing items by the curb anytime other than your scheduled pickup day will be treated as an illegal dumping)

Alternative Disposal Options

Large Appliances ("White Goods") Pickups

In addition to large item pickups, Santa Barbara residents are entitled to unlimited collection of major appliances, also known as "white goods." These include items such as stovetop ranges, refrigerators, washers and dryers, small air conditioning units, and water heater tanks. Single-family residents and landlord/property managers can call MarBorg at 805-963-1852 for a pickup. Once a pickup is scheduled, you must wait until your assigned pickup day to place items out for collection.

Construction and Demolition Materials

Construction and Demolition ("C&D") debris is not included in these pickups. C&D includes brick, concrete, and dimensional lumber from a remodel, repair, demolition, or new construction. These materials must go to the MarBorg facility at 119 N. Quarantina St., which is open Monday through Saturday. Call 805-963-1852 for more information.

Drop-Off Options

If you have already used your yearly two pickups, you can always take your large items to an approved drop-off location; some materials will incur a charge.

Paid Pickups

The following haulers will collect large items, electronics, or junk for a fee, while recycling to the maximum extent possible.

You can also hire any individual or business to haul it for you.  Check the classifieds section of the publications previously listed under “Free Advertising Sources” for independent haulers.

Christmas Trees

For two weeks after Christmas you may place your tree at the curb or next to your greenwaste bin, if you have one, on your regular MarBorg collection day. Remove all ornaments, tinsel, and plastic or metal tree stands. Flocked trees will be collected as trash, as they cannot be ground into mulch.

Last Updated: Sep 2, 2020
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