Solid Waste Collection
Recycling Resource Guide
The 2014-15 English edition of the Recycling Resource Guide for Santa Barbara County (Guide) (PDF) is now available in hard copy and on the County's recycling website, LessIsMore.org. To obtain a hard copy, please contact the Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division of the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department, at 805-882-3600.
New Commercial Organics Recycling
In 2016 the State of California passed Assembly Bill 1826, requiring businesses and multi-family to recycle organic food waste, in order to meet California's 75% reduction in landfill waste. See the links below for information on the Commercial Organics Recycling Program and how to begin service collection.
Mandatory Commercial Organic Food Waste Recycling Program
Spring/Summer 2017 Commercial Recycling Newsletter
Cal Recycle AB 341 75% by the Year 2020 - Mandatory Commercial Recycling
As part of Assembly Bill (AB) 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, the State of California has included a mandatory commercial recycling regulation (AB 341), requiring all cities and counties in California to establish and implement a commercial recycling program by July 1, 2012. Under AB 341, businesses that generate four cubic yards or more of trash each week are subject to this law and shall arrange for recycling services.
Businesses can take one or any combination of the following in order to reuse, recycle, compost, or otherwise divert solid waste from disposal:
Subscribe to a hauler(s)
Arrange for the pickup of recyclable materials
Subscribe to a recycling service that may include mixed waste processing that yields diversion results comparable to source separation
A property owner of a commercial business or multifamily residential dwelling may require tenants to source separate their recyclable materials to aid in compliance with this section. For more information on the State's mandatory commercial recycling regulation, go to .
City of Solvang Rate Schedule
Waste Management Rate Schedule (PDF)