Marborg Downtown Recycle Center Santa Barbara

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Downtown Recycle Center

Marborg Downtown Reycling Center

Hours of Operation:

Mon. - Sat., 8am -4pm

For More Information:

(805) 963-1852 

132 Nopalitos Way 
Santa Barbara, CA 
(Entrance is on Nopalitos)

General Information:

**NOTE:  OUR RECYCLE CENTERS ARE CERTIFIED BY CALRECYCLE THEREFORE ARE SUBJECT TO STATE CRV (California Redemption Value) REGULATIONS 

Daily Allowable Limits: 

  • Aluminum / Plastic - 100lbs Per Day/Vehicle
  • Glass - 1,000lbs Per Day/Vehicle

Any loads exceeding this limit will be rejected at our facilities for the entirety of load. We can NOT take “up to” the daily limit and return the balance as this is considered a "split load" which is not allowed by the CRV regulations.  The only exceptions for weight limitations are entities who have been Certified by CalRecycle directly under the following Programs:

  • Drop Off / Collections Recycle Program (CP)
  • Community Service Program (SP)
  • Recycling Centers (RC)

Free drop off: 

  • Aluminum cans
  • Magazines 
  • Glass (no plate or window glass)
  • Office paper 
  • Scrap metals 
  • Newspaper
  • Tin cans 
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles that held a liquid CAPS MUST BE REMOVED

Free drop off for residential customers only: 

  • E-waste (computers, monitors, radios, etc... anything with an electrical cord)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs 
  • Antifreeze
  • Mixed media (CDs, VHS, etc.) 
  • Batteries
  • Cell phones 
  • Oil (petroleum based: motor oil, hydraulic oil, etc.)
  • Printer cartridges 
  • Paint (both oil and water-based) 

CRV (California Redemption Value) paid: 

  • Plastic beverage containers marked with CRV (ALL CAPS AND TOPS MUST BE REMOVED)
  • Aluminum bimetal
  • Glass