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.
This most basic type of paper is most definitely recyclable. If you've printed on it, written on it, or drawn on it, throw it into your recycling bin. Make sure to include paper from older printers, too (like the kind with those tiny hole punches along the edge).
What about laminated paper?
Laminated paper would be considered paper trash. All that plastic on the outside makes it unrecyclable.
What about sensitive documents?
If you're concerned about security at your home or business, check out our document shredding page.
Where to go
All of Santa Barbara County (1)
Santa Barbara Area (3)
Goleta & UCSB Area (2)
Santa Ynez Valley (2)
Lompoc Valley & VAFB (1)
- City of Lompoc Recycling Drop-off Facility — 1585 North "V" St
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)
- Earth911.com - Information Only — 3481 Plano Parkway
- Waste Management Incorporated, Think Green from Home
- Junk Mail Recycling
- Magazines, Catalogs and Phone Books Recycling
- Paper Recycling
- Recycling FAQs
- White Paper and Computer Paper Recycling
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April 09, 2011 by Jeff Simeon - Recycle