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*Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center

Address: University of California, Environmental Health and Safety Building, Building 565, Mesa Road Santa Barbara, CA
Phone: (805) 882-3602
The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday, on Friday, July 3rd for business appointments, and Saturday, July 4th for residents. The Center will be open to residents the following Sunday, July 5th.

  • 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.
The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center accepts a variety of hazardous waste, such as antifreeze, batteries, motor oil, oil filters, cleaners, paint, fluorescent lights, solvents, propane tanks, pesticides, and more, from South Coast communities. Kitchen grease from households is also accepted. As much residue as possible should be removed.

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 closest to 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 Fees

Fees are charged for all non-residential use of the center. For details visit our Business Hazardous Waste page. Also note that businesses must obtain a federal or State EPA ID number before shipping hazardous waste to a recycling or disposal facility. For information on obtaining an ID number, please click here.

Annual Report

Check out our latest Hazardous Waste Program Annual Report by clicking here.

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