Place items in this section into your commingled recycling container if you have recycling service at your home, business, apartment or school.
You may also recycle larger pieces at locations listed on this page.
Aluminum is a lightweight, silver metal. Many everyday items, like pots and pans, are made primarily out of aluminum. If they aren't electronics (like small appliances), they become aluminum scrap when no longer wanted. Put small pieces of unwanted aluminum into your recycling bin.
What about aluminum foil?
What about industrial scrap?
If you have large pieces of aluminum scrap or too much to place in your recycling bin, please take them to the locations listed on this page. Some of these locations will even pay for large amounts of scrap aluminum! Others will accept foil, but don't expect a big payout. Always call ahead to find out details.
Why recycle aluminum?
Glad you asked! Recycling aluminum saves tons of energy in addition to keeping the metal out of the landfill. Find out more on our Why Recycle page.
Where to go
All of Santa Barbara County (2)
Santa Barbara Area (4)
Goleta & UCSB Area (2)
Santa Ynez Valley (1)
- *Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station — 4004 Foxen Canyon Road
Lompoc Valley & VAFB (5)
- AL & S, Incorporated — 209 W. Central Ave, Suite A
- City of Lompoc Landfill (Scalehouse) — Avalon Rd (south end)
- Drive-In Recycling — 2126 North "H" Street
- Vandenberg Air Force Base Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services — Building 11590, 1205 Utah Avenue
- Vandenberg Air Force Base Materials Diversion Center — Building 11510, 1205 Utah Avenue
Santa Maria Valley (3)
- Bedford Enterprises, Inc. — 1940 West Betteravia Road
- City of Santa Maria Landfill, aka City of Santa Maria Regional Landfill — 2065 East Main Street
- Waste Management — 1850 West Betteravia Road
Cuyama Valley (2)
Outside Santa Barbara County (2)
- Aluminum Scrap Recycling
- California Refund Value (CRV) Beverage Container Recycling
- Construction & Demolition (C & D) Debris Recycling
- Laptop Computers Recycling
- Metal Cans Recycling
- Metals (other than cans) Recycling
- Recycling FAQs
- Small Appliances Recycling
- Steel Recycling
- Tin Recycling
- What Can I Recycle?
- Why Recycle?
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
October 06, 2011 by Jeff Simeon - Policies
June 13, 2011 by Jeff Simeon - Electronics
April 09, 2011 by Jeff Simeon - Recycle