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.
Keep Rollin' On!
The best way to keep tires out of the landfill is to keep them in good condition. Check the tire pressure once a month and keep them properly inflated. Also, having your tires routinely rotated assures that they wear evenly and extends their life.
Tires require a large amount of oil and steel to manufacture. Recyclers separate the rubber from the steel and then recycle the materials separately. The crumb rubber can be used in several applications, such as rubber mulch, or used to make energy. The steel is infinitely recyclable and could end up in anything from a new tire to a building.
Often times when you have your tires changed, the auto shop or bicycle shop will take care of them for you. If this isn't the case, the locations listed below will accept the tires for recycling.
What About Reuse Options?
Tires can be used for everything from tire swings to planters to fenders on large boats.
If your set of tires is still usable, you may be able to sell them using the resources below. If you have other beneficial reuse options for tires, contact us and let us know about it!
Where to go
All of Santa Barbara County (3)
Santa Barbara Area (2)
Goleta & UCSB Area (1)
- *South Coast Recycling & Transfer Station — 4430 Calle Real
Santa Ynez Valley (1)
- *Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station — 4004 Foxen Canyon Road
Lompoc Valley & VAFB (2)
- City of Lompoc Landfill (Scalehouse) — Avalon Rd (south end)
- Vandenberg Air Force Base Balfour Beatty Communities Self-Help Store — 603 Juniper Street
Santa Maria Valley (1)
- City of Santa Maria Landfill, aka City of Santa Maria Regional Landfill — 2065 East Main Street
Cuyama Valley (2)
- Automotive Batteries
- Automotive Fluids
- Bicycle Recycling
- Motor Oil
- Motor Oil Filters
- Tires Recycling
- Vehicles and Vehicular Parts Reuse
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