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A Friendly Reminder About Strom Debris

By Feb 08, 2024 - Clean-Ups

We hope everyone in Santa Barbara fared well in the recent storms that hit our region. This is a great time to remind folks of where to go if disaster debris accumulates where you live or work. We hope you never have to use this information, but if disaster strikes, we have you covered.

Check out our flyer here, and our quick tips below.

  • Disaster debris must not contain or be contaminated with hazardous materials. If you do encounter hazardous materials, be very careful and take the necessary precautions. Learn more about hazardous waste here. To notify the CUPA of a hazardous materials spill or release, call (805) 681‐4927.
  • Disaster debris can be hauled by a permitted hauler or a licensed contractor, or self-hauled to the facilities below. The material should be fully contained in a tarp or plastic. Please take all safety precautions when removing disaster debris. The following haulers are approved to operate in Santa Barbara County:
    • Atlas Industries: (805) 928-8689
    • Bedford Enterprises: (805) 922-4977
    • Engel & Gray: (805) 925-2771
    • MarBorg Industries: (805) 963-1852
    • Progressive Waste: (805) 564-2654
    • R & R Roll-Off: (805) 929-8000
    • Valley Roll-Off: (805) 736-8812
    • Waste Management: (805) 242-7937
  • If you see an abandoned vehicle, contact a towing company. If you have problems with removing a vehicle, call (805) 681-4342.
  • You can self-haul various dirt, rocks, and inerts to the following facilities. Please call ahead to confirm that your material can be accepted. Special permits may be required.
    • South Coast Recycling & Transfer Station, 4430 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, (805) 681-4345
    • Santa Ynez Valley Recycling & Transfer Station, 4004 Foxen Canyon Rd, Los Olivos, (805) 686-5080
    • Tajiguas Landfill, 14470 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, (805) 696-1170
    • Santa Maria Landfill, 2065 E. Main St, Santa Maria, (805) 925-0591 x 7270
    • Lompoc Landfill, 700 S Avalon St, Lompoc, (805) 736-9042
    • MarBorg Industries C&D Facility, 119 N Quarantina St, Santa Barbara, (805) 963-1852
    • SB Sand and Topsoil, 345 Ellwood Canyon Rd, Goleta, (805) 966-3909
  • The County of Santa Barbara maintains a Material Exchange website to serve as a resource for people to post usable natural material (e.g. soil, rocks, boulders) for others to obtain for free. This encourages reuse, limits debris sent to landfills, and helps keep costs down for homeowners.


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