Drop-Off Locations (Self-Haul)


Drop-off Facilities

The local facilities listed below accept large items, electronics, construction waste and/or general garbage, and recycle as much as possible.

  • There may be a disposal fee as indicated; conditions may apply to free items; calling ahead is advised.
  • Disposal is less expensive for pure categories (e.g., greenwaste only) than for mixed loads (e.g., construction waste). Call or visit websites for details and rates.

Important commercial note: Commercial haulers with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 7 tons or more are regulated by the Unscheduled Collection Ordinance, even when hauling waste from their own job sites in their own trucks. See the Debris Boxes/Roll-offs and Dump Trucks section for more info.

Location Address Phone Materials Accepted

Downtown Recycling Center

(aka "ABOP")

132 Nopalitos Way

(805) 963-1852

Mon-Fri 8-4

  • Recyclables (metal, plastic, glass, paper, cardboard)
  • Metal, glass, and plastic beverage containers redeemed for CRV
  • E-Waste free for residents, charge for businesses. (Damaged CRT TVs must go to Transfer Station)
  • Antifreeze, Batteries, Oil, and Paints (oil and water-based) free for residents, charge for businesses

South Coast Recycling & Transfer Station

4430 Calle Real

(805) 681-4345

Mon-Sat 7-5

  • General Garbage (not sorted or recycled) with a charge
  • Mixed Construction Waste (concrete, debris, metal, drywall, wood, etc)
  • Greenwaste and Christmas trees
  • Furniture, mattresses, electronics and other large items
  • Most major appliances are free. Refrigerators, freezers, A/C Units, and scrap metal are charged.
  • Tires

MarBorg C&D Facility

(aka "Construction & Demolition," "MarBorg Industries")

119 North Quarantina St.

(805) 963-1852

M-F 7-5

Sat 7-4

  • Mixed Construction Waste (concrete, debris, metal, drywall, wood, etc). Porcelain bathtubs are free but porcelain sinks, and toilets are charged.
  • Greenwaste, soil, Christmas trees and landscaping waste
  • Cardboard is free
  • Furniture, mattresses, electronics, pallets and other large items
  • Scrap metal, scrap vehicles (gas tank removed and junk slip needed), and most major appliances are free. Refrigerators, freezers, A/C Units have a $10 freon removal drop-off fee; free if freon is removed prior to drop-off.

Community HHW Collection at UCSB

(aka "UCSB Hazardous Waste," "Community Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center")

Bldg 565 Mesa Rd., UCSB



Sat. 9-3

Sun 11-3

Businesses Fridays by appointment

  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Paint of all types
  • Oil
  • Mercury-containing devices
  • Chemicals

fees apply for businesses

Goleta Recycling Center

(aka "David Love Place")

20 David Love Place, Goleta

(805) 963-1852

Mon-Fri 9-4

  • 24-hour drop-off of recyclables (cans, glass, plastic, paper, metal, cardboard)
  • CRV redemption for beverage containers
  • Electronics (e-waste), fluorescent lights, and batteries, no charge for residents
  • Antifreeze, oil, paint, no charge for residents
Santa Barbara Iron & Metal Recyclers 709 East Gutierrez St.

(805) 966-4468

M-Sat. 9-4

  • No charge for metal
  • Accept glass
M & M Scrap Metals 4980 Rhoads Ave (805) 964-9128
  • No charge for metal
Granite Construction 5335 Debbie Lane, Goleta (805) 964-9951
  • Asphalt, brick, ceramics, concrete with and without rebar, masonry, and tile flooring
Lash Construction 721 Carpinteria St. (805) 963-3553
  • Asphalt, brick, concrete, masonry block, stone, and large gravel


In the continued efforts to protect public safety and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus some of our local drop-off facilities have modified services.

If a facility status is marked as "Temporarily Closed" and you cannot dispose of certain hazardous waste materials at this time please hold on to these items until facility operations are restored. These items cannot be placed in the trash as they are hazardous to the environment.

Collection services remain on a regular schedule.

MarBorg C&D Facility OPERATIONAL

County South Coast Recycling & Transfer Station OPERATIONAL

Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center at UCSB OPERATIONAL

MarBorg Downtown Recycling Center OPERATIONAL

MarBorg Goleta Recycling Center OPERATIONAL

All customers should wear face masks and practice safe social distancing when visiting these facilities.