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In this section you'll find a list of events related to waste and other environmental issues. Some of these events are run by the County of Santa Barbara, while others are coordinated by local organizations.

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Santa Ynez Valley Hazardous Waste Collection Event

October 2nd, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Electronics, Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal

Address: 4004 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos, CA 93460

Get ready, Santa Ynez neighbors!  On Sunday, October 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the County will collect all types of common household hazardous waste and electronics.  Stop by the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station with items like:

  • 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
  • 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!

This special event is available to residents in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County (e.g. Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Los Alamos, Ballard) and the City of Solvang.  Sorry, no Buellton residents.

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.

Feel free to call (805) 882-3615 for more info.