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*Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station

Address: 4004 Foxen Canyon Road Los Olivos, CA
Phone: (805) 686-5080
Website: http://www.countyofsb.org/pwd/santaynez.sbc

Special COVID-19 Note: Please read our post here about the status of County transfer station operations during COVID-19 social distancing mandates.

The Saturday “ABOP” collection at the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station will be reopening on Saturday May 30th. The "ABOP" program accepts antifreeze, batteries, motor oil, and paint. Please see the new saftey guidelines below. If you have any questions please call (805) 882-3603.

Accepts a wide range of materials from households and businesses in the Santa Ynez Valley (see the full list below).

Also sells discounted Earth Machine composting bins for $45 each.

Hours of Operation

The Transfer Station is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hazardous Wastes Accepted

During normal operating hours, the following types of hazardous waste are accepted from households and businesses:

  • Fluorescent bulbs and lights ($2.00 per 4-foot tube)
  • Electronic equipment (electronic equipment containing a cathode ray tube (CRT) is free; non-CRTs are accepted for free from households, and businesses pay a small fee)

ABOP Program

The Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station also has a program to accept Antifreeze, Batteries (automotive), motor Oil, oil filters and latex Paint (up to 15 gallons) from households (forming the acronym ABOP). These materials are accepted for free on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This program will resume regular operations on Saturday, May 30th.

Please note the following new safety guidelines:

• All visitors must wear a face-mask and stay in their vehicle unless requested otherwise by staff.

• Please place all materials in the vehicle’s trunk or truck bed so staff can safely gather the materials without entering the vehicle. Also, make sure all items are clearly identified for disposal and positioned so they are easily accessible.

• We can only accept 15 gallons worth of volume, per customer, per Saturday. For example, we can only accept three five-gallon buckets, even if they are only half full.

Find more information on our Public Works website.

Materials accepted

Electronics

Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal

Organics

Recycle