Residential Customers


The best way to pay less on your trash bill is to generate less trash.


Here are some handy tips for reducing your family’s waste:

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  • Have recycling bins available in many rooms of your house, not just the kitchen.
  • Buy in bulk to reduce packaging. That goes for produce, dry good, paper products, bath products -- just about anything.
  • Replace paper towels with cloth hand towels and dish towels.
  • Use reusable bags instead of paper or plastic.
  • Reuse plastic and glass containers as food storage (serving the function of Tupperware).
  • Compost your own foodscraps. To learn more about backyard compost in Santa Barbara, please visit Less Is More.