Residential Recycle Services Santa Barbara

Residential Recycle Services

Pick-Up Hours:

For curbside pick-up service, please place wheeled carts to the curb no later than 6:00am on collection day.

To Change Service:

(805) 963-1852

Please ensure that all recyclables are free of food and any liquids. The following materials are accepted in the residential commingled recycling program:

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Paper / Cardboard


  • Junk Mail
  • Paperback Books
  • Receipts (Carbonless OK)
  • Shredded Paper & Paper Bags
  • Newspaper, Magazines & Catalogs
  • Phonebooks
  • Cardboard & All Boxes (Flattened)
  • Office Paper & Envelopes (All Colors)
  • Molded Pulp Egg Cartons & Packaging
  • Aseptic & Tetra-Pak Containers (milk cartons, ice cream cartons, soup cartons, juice boxes, etc)
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  • Paper Towels
  • Napkins
  • Soiled Pizza Boxes
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  • All Metal Items (paint & rust ok)
  • Steel, Stainless Steel & Aluminum
  • Copper, Lead & Brass
  • Mostly Metal Items with Some Plastic
  • Aluminum Foil & Pie Pans
  • Pots, Pans & Utensils
  • Car Parts, Pipes & Tools
  • Empty Paint & Aerosol Cans
  • Aluminum, Tin and Steel Cans


  • Oil Filters
  • Batteries (Batteries should be placed in a zip-top plastic bag on top of your recycling container)
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  • #1 - 7 Containers
  • Clean Plastic Cups, Lids & Utensils
  • Buckets, Household Items & Toys
  • All Solid Plastic Items (Metal Screws OK)
  • Nursery Flats & Pots
  • Pipe & Irrigation Hose
  • Plastic Wine Corks


  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Straws
  • Film Plastics (Plastics that you can easily crumple in your hand.)
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  • Bottles and Jars (Metal and Plastic lids OK)


  • Window Glass
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Light Bulbs (Incandescent light bulbs can go in the brown bin to the landfill.  Flourescents, CFL's, LED's and HID bulbs contian mercury and must be disposed of as hazardous waste.) 

Click here for information on MarBorg and municipal recycling facilities.