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Transfer Station Tours

As its name implies, the materials that arrive at a transfer station don't stay there for very long. On our educational tours, we'll tell you where everything goes and provide tips on how to reduce your environmental impact. Read below for more info.

Schedule Your Transfer Station Tour

The County’s South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station serves as a central collection point for a large portion of the non-hazardous waste generated on the South Coast. The station receives commercial roll-off containers, as well as waste brought in by residents and small, non-franchised haulers (e.g. landscapers).

The Transfer Station is also home to a recycling center that processes approximately 200 tons per day of recyclable materials including commingled recyclables, appliances, automobile batteries, bicycles, Christmas trees, construction and demolition debris, electronics, used tires, wood and yard waste.

The tour is tailored to the interests and needs of your group and can provide information on such topics as our region’s waste history, waste diversion efforts, and actions being taken to protect the environment. You can also check out our virtual tour below. 

If you’re interested in touring the County’s South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station, please select an available day on the calendar to submit a tour request for you and your group. We look forward to having you experience the South Coast Recycling & Transfer Station tour!


  • Tours are offered Monday and Wednesday.
  • Tours are available to Santa Barbara County residents over 7 years of age.
  • Groups can be between 10 and 30 participants.
  • If you have a smaller group, please contact Sam Dickinson at to coordinate joining another group.

And if you're interested in touring our active landfill, check out our Tajiguas Landfill Tours page.

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