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Locations marked with a "*" are run by the County of Santa Barbara, creators of LessIsMore.org.
*Community Hazardous Waste Collection CenterAddress: University of California, Environmental Health and Safety Building, Building 565, Mesa Road Santa Barbara, CA
Phone: (805) 882-3602
Detailed Driving Directions CLICK HERE
From 101 South, exit at Los Carneros Road and make a right. Continue on Los Carneros until you reach Mesa Road. Make a left on Mesa Road and continue to go straight through the first stop sign. After the stop sign, the Center will be the second driveway on the right. Look for the sign that says "Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center" and pull into the driveway.
From 101 North, take the Highway 217 exit toward UCSB. Once on campus, veer to the right on to Mesa Road. After going through three stoplights, the Center will be on the left side. Look for the sign that says "Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center" and pull into the driveway.
Please note that the Center is only available to residents in the cities of Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Solvang and those living in the unincorporated areas of the County.
Days and Hours of Operation
Closed during rain and major holidays, including Easter Sunday and the weekends after Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.Households may dispose of hazardous waste on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. No appointments are necessary for households.
Businesses and all non-households (including churches and nonprofit organizations) that qualify as a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) may use the collection center on Fridays by appointment only. Call 882-3602 to schedule an appointment.
Note that Lompoc and Santa Maria businesses are not eligible, since each of those cities offers a CESQG program of its own. Also, businesses in the cities of Buellton, Carpinteria, and Guadalupe will be charged an additional 30 percent to cover overhead costs.
Business FeesFees are charged for all non-residential use of the center. For details visit our Business Hazardous Waste page.
Annual ReportCheck out our latest Hazardous Waste Program Annual Report by clicking here.
Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal
- Aerosol Cans (with contents)
- Asbestos (Friable)
- Asbestos (Non-Friable)
- Automotive Batteries
- Automotive Fluids
- Business Hazardous Waste
- CFLs - Compact Fluorescent Lights
- Cleaning Products
- Fluorescent Light Tubes
- Latex-Based Paint
- Mercury Containing Devices
- Motor Oil
- Motor Oil Filters
- Non-Rechargeable Batteries
- Oil-Based Paint
- Pesticides, Herbicides and Fertilizers
- Pool Supplies
- Printer Cartridges
- Propane Tank Recycling
- Rechargeable Batteries
- Smoke Detectors
- Solvents and Adhesives
- Stains and Finishes