Large Items & Loads
Find out how to schedule a large item pick up
The waste category "Large items" include but are not limited to the following examples:
Each single-family home with an active trash and recycling account can schedule two large item pickups per year. Each scheduled pickup can include multiple large items.
For multi-unit buildings, only the landlord or property manager may schedule the two large item pickups.
Before disposing of bulky items such as furniture, appliances, computers, construction waste or chopped wood, first determine its usability factor. Are these items in good working order, and would someone else find them valuable? Or are they broken, useless and just plain junk?
Your cast-offs might be another's treasure—and they will pick it up, too! Many people have use for:
In addition to large item pickups, Santa Barbara residents are entitled to unlimited collection of major appliances, also known as "white goods." These include items such as stovetop ranges, refrigerators, washers and dryers, small air conditioning units, and water heater tanks. Single-family residents and landlord/property managers can call MarBorg at 805-963-1852 for a pickup. Once a pickup is scheduled, you must wait until your assigned pickup day to place items out for collection.
Construction and Demolition ("C&D") debris is not included in these pickups. C&D includes brick, concrete, and dimensional lumber from a remodel, repair, demolition, or new construction. These materials must go to the MarBorg facility at 119 N. Quarantina St., which is open Monday through Saturday. Call 805-963-1852 for more information.
If you have already used your yearly two pickups, you can always take your large items to an approved drop-off location; some materials will incur a charge.
The following haulers will collect large items, electronics, or junk for a fee, while recycling to the maximum extent possible.
You can also hire any individual or business to haul it for you. Check the classifieds section of the publications previously listed under “Free Advertising Sources” for independent haulers.
735 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Tel. (805) 963-0611
City of Santa Barbara, PO Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990
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