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There are three different types of collection systems for households in the unincorporated areas of the County: one for the South Coast (from the Ventura County-line to the Gaviota Pass), one for the Lompoc unincorporated area (from the Gaviota Pass north to the crest of Drum Canyon and Harris Grade roads), and one for the Santa Ynez and Santa Maria Valley unincorporated areas.

The following rates pertain to the five zones in the unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County that are serviced by two franchise waste haulers and are effective from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.


To help you figure out what your waste collection area is, please navigate based on your location.

 

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South Coast Unincorporated Area (Zone 1)
 
Service Provider: MarBorg Industries

In the Carpinteria Valley, Montecito, and Summerland, residents are offered four different service levels for solid waste collection. They are:

For high density areas (less than 3/4 acre):

Single Can Service:  One 32-gallon container plus unlimited recycling containers -- $44.52 per month 
Minimum Service:  Two 32-gallon containers plus unlimited recycling containers-- $49.13 per month
Standard Service:  Three 32-gallon containers plus unlimited recycling containers -- $53.84      per month
Basic Service:  Four 32-gallon containers plus unlimited recycling containers -- $58.57 per month

Additional Trash Container -- $8.23 per month
Additional Green Waste Container -- $5.23 per month
Additional Recycling Containers -- No charge

For low density areas (greater than 3/4 acre):

Single Can Service: One 32-gallon container plus unlimited recycling containers -- $57.34 per month
Minimum Service: Two 32-gallon containers plus unlimited recycling containers -- $63.84 per month
Standard Service:  Three 32-gallon containers plus unlimited recycling containers -- $70.46 per month
Basic Service: Four 32-gallon containers plus unlimited recycling containers -- $77.10 per month


Additional Trash Container -- $10.10 per month
Additional Green Waste Container -- $7.02 per month
Additional Recycling Containers -- No charge

Under each level of service, the residents determine the number of containers that will be used for organics (yard material, grass, leaves, etc.)  and trash collection. For example, if a resident chooses the Standard Service level (three containers in addition to a recyclables container), the resident determines how many of those three containers will be used for organics and /or trash collection. Typically a household will use at least one container for organics.  Both the organics and trash are collected once per week from a customer’s backyard.  

Goleta, Unincorporated Area North of Hollister Avenue (Zone 2)
Service Provider: MarBorg Industries

Single-Family Housing

Trash Service Once Per Week
30-Gallon Service:  (includes one 30-gallon trash container, one 30-, 60-, or 90-gallon green waste container, and unlimited recycling containers)  -- $31.39 per month

60-Gallon Service:  (includes one 60-gallon trash container, one 30-, 60-, or 90-gallon green waste container, and unlimited recycling containers)  -- $37.04 per month
90-Gallon Service:  (includes one 90-gallon trash container, one  30-, 60-, or 90-gallon green waste container, and unlimited recycling containers) -- $42.52 per month

Additional Trash Containers
30-Gallon Container -- $7.55 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $10.02 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $10.28 per month

Additional Green Waste Containers
30-Gallon Container -- $5.25 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $6.18 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $7.12 per month

Additional Recycling Containers -- No charge

Multi-Family Housing (no green waste service)

Trash Service Once Per Week
30-Gallon Service:  (includes one 30-gallon trash container plus unlimited recycling containers) -- $27.47 per month 
60-Gallon Service:  (includes one 60-gallon trash container plus unlimited recycling containers) -- $32.14 per month
90-Gallon Service:  (includes one 90-gallon trash container plus unlimited recycling containers) -- $36.52 per month

Additional Trash Containers
30-Gallon
 Container -- $7.54 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $10.02 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $10.15 per month

Trash Service Twice Per Week
30-Gallon Service:  (includes one 30-gallon trash container plus unlimited recycling containers) -- $34.61 per month 
60-Gallon Service:  (includes one 60-gallon trash container plus unlimited recycling containers) -- $32.85 per month
90-Gallon Service:  (includes one 90-gallon trash container plus unlimited recycling containers) -- $41.28 per month

Additional Trash Containers
30-Gallon
 Container -- $11.44 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $12.86 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $15.33 per month

Additional Recycling Containers -- No charge

Curbside recycling service is provided every other week. Under each level of service, the residents determine the number of containers that will be used for green waste and for trash.

Zone 3, Look Below for Your Specific Area
Service Provider: MarBorg Industries

Mission Canyon, and Isla Vista (single-family housing):

Single Can Service:  One 32-gallon container plus unlimited recycling containers -- $33.43 per month
Minimum Service:  Two 32-gallon containers plus unlimited recycling containers-- $38.20 per month
Standard Service:  Three 32-gallon containers plus unlimited recycling containers-- $42.96 per month
Basic Service:  Four 32-gallon containers plus unlimited recycling containers-- $47.69 per month

Additional Trash Container -- $9.34 per month
Additional Green Waste Container -- $5.53 per month
Additional Recycling Container -- No charge
Student Housing Backyard Service -- $14.28

Isla Vista Multi-Family Housing (Apartments and Condominiums):

Two 32-gallon containers serviced twice per week -- $49.50 per month
Additional Trash Container --  $20.25 per month

Unincorporated Goleta 

30-Gallon Service:  One 30-gallon trash container plus unlimited recycling containers -- $30.15 per month 
60-Gallon Service:  One 60-gallon trash container plus unlimited recycling containers -- $35.82 per month
90-Gallon Service:  One 90-gallon trash container plus unlimited recycling containers -- $41.29 per month

Additional Trash Container 
30-Gallon Container -- $7.57 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $10.04 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $10.33 per month

Additional Green Waste Containers
30-Gallon Container -- $5.29 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $6.22 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $7.16 per month

Additional Recycling Container -- No charge

Hope Ranch

Single Can Service: One 32-gallon container plus unlimited recycling containers -- $45.01 per month
Minimum Service:  Two 32-gallon containers plus unlimited recycling containers-- $49.69 per month
Standard Service: Three 32-gallon containers plus unlimited recycling containers-- $54.39 per month
Basic Service: Four 32-gallon containers plus unlimited recycling containers-- $59.06 per month


Additional Trash Container -- $9.34 per month
Additional Green Waste Container -- $5.53 per month
Additional Recycling Container -- No charge

Star Route/154 area:

Basic Service:  Four 32-gallon containers plus unlimited recycling containers -- $42.62 per month
Additional Trash Container -- $9.34 per month
Additional Green Waste Container -- $5.53 per month
Additional Recycling Container -- No charge

New Cuyama and Ventucopa:

Basic Service:  Four 32-gallon trash containers -- $16.42 per month
Additional Trash Container -- $3.55 per month

Under each level of service, the residents determine the number of containers that will be used for organics (yard material, grass, leaves, etc.) and trash collection. For example, if a resident chooses the Standard Service level (three containers in addition to a recyclables container), the resident determines how many of those three containers will be used for organics and/or trash collection. Typically a household will use at least one container for organics.  Both the organics and trash are collected once per week.

Lompoc Unincorporated Area and Santa Ynez Valley (Zone 4)
Service Provider: Waste Management (Health Sanitation Service, HSS)

Lompoc Unincorporated Area:

Single-Family Housing

Trash Service Once Per Week
30-Gallon Service:  (includes one 30-gallon trash container, one 30-gallon green waste container and one 
30-gallon recycling container, a 2nd 30-, 60-, or 90-gallon green waste container upon request, and up to two 90-gallon recycling containers upon request)  -- $25.11 per month

60-Gallon Service:  (includes one 60-gallon trash container, one 60-gallon green waste container and one 60-gallon recycling container, a 2nd 30-, 60-, or 90-gallon green waste container upon request, and up to two 90-gallon recycling containers upon request)  -- $27.62 per month

90-Gallon Service:  (includes one 90-gallon trash container, one 90-gallon green waste container and one 90-gallon recycling container, a 2nd 30-, 60-, or 90-gallon green waste container upon request, and up to two 90-gallon recycling containers upon request) -- $30.14 per month


Additional Trash Containers
30-Gallon Container -- $15.87 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $17.49 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $20.14 per month

Additional Green Waste Containers (after included extra container)
30-Gallon Container -- $5.75 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $6.36 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $6.94 per month

Additional Recycling Containers (after included extra containers)
30-Gallon Container -- $5.01 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $5.72 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $6.50 per month

Multi-Family Housing (no green waste service)

Trash Service Once Per Week
30-Gallon Service:  (includes one 30-gallon trash container and one 30-gallon recycling container plus up to two 90-gallon recycling containers upon request) -- $21.13 per month 
60-Gallon Service:  (includes one 60-gallon trash container 
and one 60-gallon recycling container plus up to two 90-gallon recycling containers upon request) -- $23.23 per month
90-Gallon Service:  (includes one 90-gallon trash container and one 90-gallon recycling container plus up to two 90-gallon recycling containers upon request) -- $24.45 per month

Additional Trash Containers

30-Gallon Container -- $15.87 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $17.49 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $20.14 per month

Additional Recycling Containers (after included extra containers)
30-Gallon Container -- $5.01 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $5.72 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $6.50 per month

Santa Ynez Valley:

Single-Family Housing

Trash Service Once Per Week
30-Gallon Service:  (includes one 30-gallon trash container, one 30-, 60-, or 90-gallon green waste container and one 
30-, 60-, or 90-gallon recycling container, a 2nd 30-, 60-, or 90-gallon green waste container upon request, and up to two 90-gallon recycling containers upon request)  -- $27.34 per month

60-Gallon Service:  (includes one 60-gallon trash container, one 30-, 60-, or 90-gallon green waste container and one 30-, 60-, or 90-gallon recycling container, a 2nd 30-, 60-, or 90-gallon green waste container upon request, and up to two 90-gallon recycling containers upon request)  -- $30.81 per month

90-Gallon Service:  (includes one 90-gallon trash container, one 30-, 60-, or 90-gallon green waste container and one 30-, 60-, or 90-gallon recycling container, a 2nd 30-, 60-, or 90-gallon green waste container upon request, and up to two 90-gallon recycling containers upon request) -- $34.33 per month


Additional Trash Containers
30-Gallon Container -- $14.63 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $19.16 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $23.71 per month

Additional Green Waste Containers (after included extra container)
30-Gallon Container -- $5.73 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $6.34 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $6.90 per month

Additional Recycling Containers (after included extra containers)
30-Gallon Container -- $5.01 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $5.72 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $6.50 per month

Multi-Family Housing (no green waste service)

Trash Service Once Per Week
30-Gallon Service:  (includes one 30-gallon trash container plus up to two 90-gallon recycling containers) -- $23.36 per month 
60-Gallon Service:  (includes one 60-gallon trash container plus up to two 90-gallon recycling containers) -- $26.43 per month
90-Gallon Service:  (includes one 90-gallon trash container plus up to two 90-gallon recycling containers) -- $29.62 per month

Additional Trash Containers
30-Gallon Container -- $14.63 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $19.16 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $23.71 per month

Additional Recycling Containers (after included extra containers)
30-Gallon Container -- $5.01 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $5.72 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $6.50 per month

The service provider furnishes automated trash containers with wheels and an attached lid. Trash is collected weekly and recyclables and organics are collected on alternate weeks. All materials are collected at the curb.

Santa Maria Valley Unincorporated Areas (Zone 5)
Service Provider: Waste Management (Health Sanitation Service, HSS)

In the Santa Maria Valley, residents are offered three levels of service.  

Single-Family Housing

Trash Service Once Per Week
30-Gallon Service:  (includes one 30-gallon trash container, one 30-gallon green waste container and one 
30-gallon recycling container; a 2nd 30-, 60-, or 90-gallon green waste container upon request, and up to two 90-gallon recycling containers upon request)  -- $22.57 per month

60-Gallon Service:  (includes one 60-gallon trash container, one 60-gallon green waste container and one 60-gallon recycling container, a 2nd 30-, 60-, or 90-gallon green waste container upon request, and up to two 90-gallon recycling containers upon request)  -- $24.48 per month

90-Gallon Service:  (includes one 90-gallon trash container, one 90-gallon green waste container and one 90-gallon recycling container, a 2nd 90-gallon green waste container upon request, and up to two 90-gallon recycling containers upon request) -- $26.43 per month

Additional Trash Containers
30-Gallon Container -- $14.50 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $16.14 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $17.02 per month

Additional Green Waste Containers (after included extra container)
30-Gallon Container -- $3.85 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $4.84 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $6.00 per month

Additional Recycling Containers (after included extra containers)
30-Gallon Container -- $3.36 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $4.37 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $5.58 per month

Multi-Family Housing (no green waste service)

Trash Service Once Per Week
30-Gallon Service:  (includes one 30-gallon trash container and one 
30-, 60-, or 90-gallon recycling container plus up to two 90-gallon recycling containers upon request) -- $18.58 per month 

60-Gallon Service:  (includes one 60-gallon trash container and one 30-, 60-, or 90-gallon recycling container plus up to two 90-gallon recycling containers upon request) -- $20.08 per month

90-Gallon Service:  (includes one 90-gallon trash container and one 30-, 60-, or 90-gallon recycling container plus up to two 90-gallon recycling containers upon request) -- $21.76 per month

Additional Trash Containers
30-Gallon Container -- $14.50 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $16.14 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $17.02 per month

Additional Recycling Containers (after included extra containers)
30-Gallon Container -- $3.36 per month
60-Gallon Container -- $4.37 per month
90-Gallon Container -- $5.58 per month

The service provider furnishes all of the automated containers in both service areas. Trash is collected weekly and organics and recyclables are collected every other week on an alternating schedule.  

Additional Information

The following materials can be placed in your organics container:

Grass clippings, leaves, and small branches and clippings but NO ice plants, palm fronds, ivy, cactus, yucca, food waste, animal waste, dirt or rocks

The following materials can be placed in your recyclables container: 

  • Aseptic (aka tetra-pak) containers such as milk, soup, and juice cartons (must be empty)
  • Aluminum foil and pie plates (must not have any residue from food or beverages);
  • Cans of all types (e.g. aluminum, steel, tin, bimetal)(and empty aerosol cans);
  • Cardboard;
  • Glass containers, bottles, and jars;
  • Mixed paper of all colors (e.g. glossy and non-glossy paper, clean grocery bags, worksheets, office and computer paper, junk mail, magazines, and envelopes);
  • Newspapers and all inserts;
  • Paperboard (e.g. cereal and tissue boxes and other containers that do not contain a wax coating;
  • Pots and pans (e.g. aluminum, copper, steel)
  • Telephone books;
  • #1 PETE hard plastic containers (Polyethylene Terephthalate)(e.g. small sport top water bottles; soft drink, mouthwash, ketchup, and salad dressing bottles; peanut butter, jelly and jam, pickle jars; food trays);
  • #2 HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) hard plastic containers (e.g. milk, water, juice, cosmetic, shampoo, dish and laundry containers; yogurt and magarine tubs);
  • #3 PVC hard plastic (Polyvinyl Chloride)(e.g. detergent/cleanser bottles);
  • #4 LDPE hard plastic (Low Density Polyethylene)(e.g. squeezable bottles such as honey, mustard);
  • #5 PP hard plastic (Polypropylene)(e.g. ketchup bottles, yogurt containers, margarine tubs, straws, lids, empty medicine bottles);
  • #6 PS hard plastic (Polystyrene)(e.g. compact disc cases, plates, empty medicine bottles);
  • #7 Other hard plastics (e.g. three and five gallon reusable water bottles; ketchup, juice, and syrup bottles).  

Plastic bags should be placed in receptacles located at major grocery stores for recycling. The following types of plastic bags (must be clean and dry) are accepted by major grocery stores:

  • Grocery bags
  • Retail bags with the plastic or string handles removed
  • Bread bags with no residue
  • Newspaper bags (must be clean and dry)
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Clear bags labeled with a #2 or #4.

The following types of materials should not be placed in commingled recycling containers in Santa Barbara County:  

  • Aerosol cans (if contents are in can)*
  • Automotive fluids*
  • Batteries*
  • Chemicals*
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs/tubes*
  • Electronics
  • Paints/solvents*
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic film (e.g. bags, shrink wrap, Saran wrap, bubble wrap)
  • Plastic egg cartons and cups
  • Pottery
  • Styrofoam (if clean, many packaging stores will accept the peanuts)
  • Tissue and toilet paper
  • Window glass and incandescent light bulbs

* Take to your local hazardous waste collection facility to be recycled. Click on this link Hazardous Waste Collection Facilities for a listing of hazardous waste collection facilties in Santa Barbara County. Household batteries may also be dropped off at stores that sell electronics, camera stores, drugstores, office supply stores, and home improvement stores. Check the Directory of Materials for Reuse and Recycling in our Recycling Resource Guide for Santa Barbara County for a listing of places that accept household batteries.  

Many mail and packaging stores accept packing peanuts to be reused or recycled. Contact a local store to verify that clean packing peanuts will be accepted.

Customers with residential recycling service in the unincorporated areas of the County may also have household batteries collected curbside for recycling. The household batteries should be placed in a clear plastic bag and placed on top of the household's blue recycling container on collection day.  To prevent rechargeable batteries from catching fire, tape the positive ends with clear tape.  Customers in apartments, condominiums with centralized trash and recycling service should consult with their property manager to determine the nearest household battery collection location.

In addition, single-family households in the unincorporated areas of the County may contact their local waste hauler to request a postage-paid container for the collection of sharps (needles).  The household may then mail the package to the pre-addressed location, where the sharps will be processed for recycling.  Finally, single-family households in the unincorporated areas of the County may make two requests per calendar year to have bulky items, including electronic waste, picked up by their waste hauler.

Electronics may also be taken to a facility that collects such items for recycling or dropped off during one-day collection events held periodically throughout the County. For a list of facilities that accept electronics, please click here:

http://www.lessismore.org/Programs/electronics.html

If you have any questions, please contact the Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division of the Public Works Department at (805) 882-3600.

Last updated: July 1, 2017

 
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