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*South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station

Address: 4430 Calle Real Santa Barbara, CA
Phone: (805) 681-4345

Accepts the following materials from South Coast communities and the Santa Ynez Valley for recycling: scrap aluminum, aluminum cans, large appliances (white goods), asphalt, audio and video tapes, holiday lights, household batteries, automotive batteries, compact and digital video disks, all types of electronics and small appliances, brick, cardboard, concrete, drywall, fluorescent lights, glass containers [no window panes], gravel, magazines and junk mail, metal, metal cans, newspapers, white and color paper, paperboard, hard plastics #1 through #7, tires, wood pallets, and wood.

Empty propane tanks with the valve removed are also accepted for recycling.

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

Accepts mattresses and box springs for free from residents, up to five (5) units per day per individual, as part of California's Mattress Stewardship Recycling Program. Businesses are charged the Hard to Handle rate.

Households may obtain free mulch for their homes and gardens by accessing a pile that is maintained at the South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station. Also, for a fee, qualified trucks (no pickup trucks or trailers) may be loaded with large amounts of mulch. For more information, please call (805) 681-4345.

Finally, the County will also deliver mulch for a fee in a dump truck, a roll-off truck, or a semi-truck, after a Purchase Agreement/Liability Waiver form has been signed. To schedule a delivery of mulch, please call (805) 681-4981.

Hours of Operation

Facility is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


For information on fees, visit our Public Works website.

Materials accepted


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