Construction & Demolition Recycling
Construction & Demolition (C&D) debris are generated during construction, remodeling, building repair, cleanup, or demolition.
C&D contains many different types of materials, most of which are recyclable at facilities listed in this section.
What is C&D?
C&D stands for "Construction and Demolition" and includes wastes generated from the construction, demolition, and remodeling of buildings and other large structures. Most of these materials are listed in our Reduce and Reuse section because they are recyclable, just not in your curbside blue bin.
Floor and Ceiling Materials:
Road and Fill Materials:
Metals (recycling section):
What about Paint or Fluorescent Lights?
Construction projects will often produce materials that require special handling. Some examples include:
- Both Oil Based Paint and Latex Based Paint
- Fluorescent Light Tubes, CFLs and other Mercury containing devices
- Stains and Finishes
- Occasionally Friable Asbestos and Non-Friable Asbestos
What about plastic pipes?
PVC pipes are hard plastic but not recyclable locally. The pipes often can be reused. While we work to identify recycling options for PVC, the pipes should be disposed of in the trash.
Where to go
All of Santa Barbara County (1)
- Granite Construction Company — 5335 Debbie Lane
Santa Barbara Area (3)
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 (3)
Santa Maria Valley (4)
- Cal Portland — 1625 East Donovan Road
- City of Santa Maria Landfill, aka City of Santa Maria Regional Landfill — 2065 E Main St
- Santa Maria Area Recycling Terminal (SMART) — 1940 West Betteravia Road
- Waste Management — 1850 West Betteravia Road
Outside Santa Barbara County (5)
- Aluminum Scrap
- Asbestos (Friable)
- Asbestos (Non-Friable)
- Brass and Bronze
- Cardboard and Paperboard
- Cast Iron
- CFLs - Compact Fluorescent Lights
- Drywall Recycling
- Fluorescent Light Tubes
- Latex-Based Paint
- Mercury Containing Devices
- Oil-Based Paint
- Plastic Trash
- Recycle at Businesses
- Stains and Finishes
- Tiles (Ceiling)
- Tiles (Flooring)
- Window Glass