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FREE Household Hazardous Waste Events in October!

Hello Santa Barbara County! It’s that time of year again. We’re hosting TWO hazardous waste collection events coming up this weekend!

After the delay of our April event, we’re excited to welcome residents of New Cuyama, Solvang, and the unincorporated areas of the county to the New Cuyama Recycling and Transfer Station, and the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station during the weekend of October 10th & 11th.

Please help us keep our staff and customers safe. Masks are required at all times. During your visit, please remain in your vehicle at all times and store waste in the trunk or other easily accessible location. Wait times may be longer due to added precautions and a high number of participants.

Cuyama Valley Event

Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the New Cuyama Transfer Station, 5073 Highway 166

Santa Ynez Valley Event

Sunday, October 11, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station, 4004 Foxen Canyon Road in Los Olivos

Acceptable Items

  • Automotive Fluids – motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, etc.
  • Batteries – small household types as well as automotive
  • Cleaners
  • Fertilizer
  • Fluorescent Lights – tubes and bulbs
  • Medications – non-controlled substances only
  • Needles and other Home-Generated “Sharps” (must be delivered in rigid, puncture-proof containers)
  • Paint – latex and oil-based
  • Pesticides
  • Propane Tanks
  • Smoke Detectors – only those designated as “Ionization” or marked with an “I”
  • Solvent and Thinner
  • Electronics – computers, TVs, stereos, CD/DVD players, cell phones, printers, fax machines, scanners, copiers, cameras, video game systems, microwaves, etc.
  • And More!

Who’s eligible to participate?

These special events are available to residents in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County (e.g. Cuyama, Ventucopa, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Los Alamos, Ballard) and the City of Solvang. Sorry, no Buellton residents. (Those in Buellton should instead bring their waste to the City’s next household hazardous waste collection event.)

How much can I bring?

Bring up to 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste per trip. Keep in mind that no trash or green waste will be accepted. And leave your biological, explosive, and radioactive materials at home (with the exception of smoke detectors).

More Information

For more information, please feel free to call us at (805) 882-3600 or send us an e-mail.


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