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Self-HaulCity Trash & Recycling

Drop-off Facilities

The local facilities listed below accept large items, electronics, construction waste and/or general garbage, and recycle as much as possible. 

  • There may be a disposal fee as indicated; conditions may apply to free items; calling ahead is advised.
  • Disposal is less expensive for pure categories (e.g., greenwaste only) than for mixed loads (e.g., construction waste).  Call or visit websites for details and rates.   

Important commercial note: Commercial haulers with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 7 tons or more are regulated by the Unscheduled Collection Ordinance, even when hauling waste from their own jobsites in their own trucks.  See the Debris Boxes/Rolloffs and Dump Trucks section for more info.  

Location Address Phone Materials Accepted

Downtown Recycling Center

(aka "ABOP")

132 Nopalitos Way

(805) 963-1852

Mon-Sat 8-4

  • Recyclables (metal, plastic, glass, paper, cardboard)
  • Metal, glass, and plastic beverage containers redeemed for CRV
  • E-Waste free for residents, charge for businesses. (Damaged CRT TVs must go to Transfer Station)
  • Antifreeze, Batteries, Oil, and Paints (water-based) free for residents, charge for businesses

South Coast Recycling & Transfer Station

4430 Calle Real

(805) 681-4345

Mon-Sat 7-5

  • General Garbage (not sorted or recycled) with a charge
  • Mixed Construction Waste (concrete, debris, metal, drywall, wood, etc)
  • Greenwaste and Christmas trees
  • Furniture, mattresses, electronics and other large items
  • Most major appliances are free. Refrigerators, freezers, A/C Units, and scrap metal are charged.
  • Tires

MarBorg C&D Facility

(aka "Construction & Demolition," "MarBorg Industries")

119 North Quarantina St.

(805) 963-1852

M-F 7-5

Sat 7-4

  • Mixed Construction Waste (concrete, debris, metal, drywall, wood, etc). Porcelain bathtubs are free but porcelain sinks, and toilets are charged.
  • Greenwaste, soil, Christmas trees and landscaping waste
  • Cardboard is free
  • Furniture, mattresses, electronics, pallets and other large items
  • Scrap metal, scrap vehicles (gas tank removed and junk slip needed), and most major appliances are free. Refrigerators, freezers, A/C Units have a $10 freon removal drop-off fee; free if freon is removed prior to drop-off.

Community HHW Collection at UCSB

(aka "UCSB Hazardous Waste," "Community Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center")

Bldg 565 Mesa Rd., UCSB



Sat. 9-3

Sun 11-3

Businesses Fridays by appointment

  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Paint of all types
  • Oil
  • Mercury-containing devices
  • Chemicals

fees apply for businesses

Goleta Recycling Center

(aka "David Love Place")

20 David Love Place, Goleta

(805) 963-1852

M-Sat. 9-4

  • 24-hour drop-off of recyclables (cans, glass, plastic, paper, metal, cardboard)
  • CRV redemption for beverage containers
  • Electronics (e-waste), fluorescent lights, and batteries, no charge for residents
  • Antifreeze, oil, paint, no charge for residents
Santa Barbara Iron & Metal Recyclers 709 East Gutierrez St.

(805) 966-4468

M-Sat. 9-4

  • No charge for metal
  • Accept glass
M & M Scrap Metals 4980 Rhoads Ave (805) 964-9128
  • No charge for metal
Granite Construction 5335 Debbie Lane, Goleta (805) 964-9951
  • Asphalt, brick, ceramics, concrete with and without rebar, masonry, and tile flooring
Lash Construction 721 Carpinteria St.
(805) 963-3553
  • Asphalt, brick, concrete, masonry block, stone, and large gravel
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018
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