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COVID-19 Transfer Station Operation Updates

The South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station (SCRTS) and the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer station (SYVRTS) are currently open to the public, as they’re deemed an essential part of our community’s waste management services. However, some operations are changing. Please note the following updates:

  • Closures: The Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station is temporarily suspending Saturday ABOP collections. This program typically collects the following materials: Antifreeze, Batteries (automotive), motor Oil, oil filters and latex Paint (up to 15 gallons) from households (forming the acronym ABOP). This suspension will last until further notice.
  • Precautions: To protect the community and our staff while under the social distancing mandate, Public Works is requesting that only essential materials be brought to our facilities during this time. We’re asking our customers to minimize the use of these facilities by delaying disposal of non-essential materials, until the social distancing mandate is lifted. These non-essential materials would include anything that could be retained without causing a health and sanitation concern.

Please safely store any materials you cannot immediately dispose of until our facility is fully operable. If you have any questions regarding the closure or safely storing hazardous waste, please call our office at (805) 882-3602. You can also find more information regarding hazardous waste and specific materials by clicking here.

  • Payment Information: We’re also encouraging customers to utilize non-cash payment methods. Both transfer stations accept major credit cards and debit cards, as well as checks. Business customers can also set up an account with Public Works by contacting our Accounting Department at 805-568-3129 or emailing a request to

We appreciate your cooperation and your consideration in assisting us with providing these essential services to our community. Please continue to check out for all updates.

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