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FREE Household Hazardous Waste Events!

Hello Santa Barbara County! It's that time of year again. We're hosting two hazardous waste collection events this Spring!

You heard that right, we are hosting a second event this spring in New Cuyama!

Residents of New Cuyama and Ventucopa are invited to an extra special Hazardous Waste Collection Event on March 26 at the New Cuyama Transfer Station. Residents of Solvang, and the unincorporated areas of the county are welcome to come to the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station for our biannual Household Hazardous Waste Event on April 3.

Please help us keep our staff and customers safe. Masks are recommended and required when directly interacting with our staff. During your visit, please remain in your vehicle at all times and store waste in the trunk or other easily accessible location. Wait times may be longer due to added precautions and a high number of participants.

Cuyama Valley Event

Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the New Cuyama Transfer Station, 5073 Highway 166, New Cuyama

Santa Ynez Valley Event

Sunday, April 3, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station, 4004 Foxen Canyon Road in Los Olivos

Acceptable Items

  • Automotive Fluids – motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, etc.
  • Batteries – small household types as well as automotive
  • Cleaners
  • Fertilizer
  • Fluorescent Lights – tubes and bulbs
  • Medications – non-controlled substances only
  • Needles and other Home-Generated “Sharps” (must be delivered in rigid, puncture-proof containers)
  • Paint – latex and oil-based
  • Pesticides
  • Propane Tanks
  • Solvent and Thinner
  • Electronics – computers, TVs, stereos, CD/DVD players, cell phones, printers, fax machines, scanners, copiers, cameras, video game systems, microwaves, etc.
  • And More!

Who's eligible to participate?

These special events are available to residents in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County (e.g. New Cuyama, Ventucopa, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Los Alamos, Ballard) and the City of Solvang. Sorry, no Buellton residents. (Those in Buellton should instead bring their waste to the City’s next household hazardous waste collection event on May 7.)

How much can I bring?

Bring up to 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste per trip. Keep in mind that no trash, treated wood, or green waste will be accepted. And leave your biological, explosive, and radioactive materials at home (with the exception of smoke detectors).

More Information

For more information, please feel free to call us at (805) 882-3603 or send us an e-mail.

Thanks to Clean California and Caltrans for sponsoring these events.


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