Transfer Station Tours
As its name implies, the materials that arrive at a transfer station don't stay there for very long. On our educational tours, we'll tell you where everything goes and provide tips on how to reduce your environmental impact. Read below for more info.
The County's South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station serves as a central collection point for a large portion of the non-hazardous waste generated on the South Coast. The station receives commercial roll-off containers, as well as waste brought in by residents and small, non-franchised haulers (e.g. landscapers).
The Transfer Station is also home to a recycling center that processes approximately 200 tons per day of recyclable materials including commingled recyclables, appliances, automobile batteries, bicycles, Christmas trees, construction and demolition debris, electronics, used tires, and wood and yard waste.
If you're interested in touring the Transfer Station, please contact our Outreach Specialist, Sam Dickinson, at (805) 882-3618 or send him an e-mail. Sam will tailor the tour to the interests and needs of your group and can provide information on such topics as our region's waste history, waste diversion efforts, and actions being taken to protect the environment.
Our tours are offered year-round for free for groups or organizations of five or more people. The age minimum for this tour is 7 years old.
And if you're interested in touring our active landfill, check out our Tajiguas Landfill Tours page.
- Aluminum Scrap Recycling
- Audio-Visual Equipment Recycling
- Brass and Bronze Recycling
- Business Electronics Recycling
- Cardboard Recycling
- Cast Iron Recycling
- Cell Phones/Smart Phones Recycling
- Computers & Peripherals Recycling
- Copper Recycling
- County Waste Facilities
- Electronics Regulation
- Glass Container Recycling
- Glass Trash
- Government Contacts
- Holiday Lights Recycling
- Junk Mail Recycling
- Laptop Computers Recycling
- Large Appliances Recycling
- Magazines, Catalogs and Phone Books Recycling
- Metal Cans Recycling
- Metals (other than cans) Recycling
- Newspaper Recycling
- Office Equipment Recycling
- Paper Recycling
- Paper Trash
- Paperback Books Recycling
- Plastic Bags Recycling
- Plastic Trash
- Plastics #1 and #2 Recycling
- Plastics #3 - #7 Recycling (no Styrofoam)
- Plastics Recycling
- Portable Electronics Recycling
- Recycling FAQs
- Recycling Resource Guide
- Small Appliances Recycling
- Telephone Recycling
- Tin Recycling
- TVs and Computer Monitors Recycling
- Video Game Recycling
- What Can I Recycle?
- What Happens to Trash?
- Why Recycle?
December 15, 2015 by Carlyle Johnston - Trash
January 28, 2015 by Sam Dickinson - Electronics