This section has everything you need to know about recycling at your home, business, apartment or school.
If you're not sure how to recycle a particular item, find it in the list below or use our search bar at the top of the page.
Mixed paper of different colors and types can be placed into your recycling container. This includes glossy and non-glossy paper, construction paper, envelopes from junk mail...You get the idea. This does NOT include laminated paper, which is an example of paper trash.
Check out the Paper page for more information.
What about the windows in my junk mail envelopes?
Good news, those are recyclable too! That's because recyclers expect some windows in the mix, and many of them are made of cellulose which is recyclable with paper.
Can I stop junk mail?
There are several services, both free and fee-based, to reduce the amount of junk mail you receive. Check out our Stop Junk Mail page for details.
Where to go
All of Santa Barbara County (2)
Santa Barbara Area (3)
Goleta & UCSB Area (2)
Santa Ynez Valley (2)
Lompoc Valley & VAFB (2)
Santa Maria Valley (2)
- City of Santa Maria Landfill, aka City of Santa Maria Regional Landfill — 2065 East Main Street
- Waste Management — 1850 West Betteravia Road
Cuyama Valley (1)
- *New Cuyama Transfer Station — 5073 Highway 166
Outside Santa Barbara County (2)
- Book Reuse
- Document Shredding
- Junk Mail Recycling
- Magazine and Catalogs Reuse
- Magazines, Catalogs and Phone Books Recycling
- Newspaper Recycling
- Paper Recycling
- Paperback Books Recycling
- Stop Junk Mail
- White Paper and Computer Paper Recycling
November 13, 2016 by Sam Dickinson - Recycle
November 06, 2016 by Leslie Robinson - Recycle
January 28, 2015 by Sam Dickinson - Electronics
October 03, 2013 by Leslie Robinson - Recycle
September 19, 2013 by Sam Dickinson - Trash
October 06, 2011 by Jeff Simeon - Policies
June 13, 2011 by Jeff Simeon - Electronics
April 09, 2011 by Jeff Simeon - Recycle