Trash Collection Service
Trash, Recycling and Green Waste Calendars
Certified Used Oil Centers
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Non-Hazardous Hydrocarbon Impacted Soils (NHIS) Program
Textile Reuse Program
Where Your Landfill Fee Goes
Street Sweeping Services
TRASH COLLECTION SERVICE
The City of Santa Maria Utilities Department picks up trash at residential addresses one time a week. Please have your containers at the curb before 6:30 a.m. on your collection day. Recycling containers are serviced every other week, opposite of your green waste collection week. Recycling containers have blue lids, and green waste containers have brown lids. Recycling and green waste will never be serviced in the same week. If you are not sure of your trash day, recycle week, or green waste week, contact the City of Santa Maria by telephone at extension 7270 or by e-mailing us utilizing the Send A Message button at the top of this screen and providing us with your location. Apartments and mobile homes may be served by Dumpsters and those containers might be picked up more than once per week. Although Santa Maria maintains records for multi-family dwellings, changes in service must generally be accomplished by working with the property manager or landlord.
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Please have your recycle (blue-lid) container at the curb before 6:30 a.m. on your recycle day. Schedule is based on your trash collection day - every other week. To confirm your recycling schedule, you may request the schedule by clicking on the "Send A Message" button at the top of this page.
RECYCLING YOUR WAY TO CASH SAVINGS
AND A CLEANER COMMUNITY
More than 94 percent of Santa Maria residents are now participating in the City's state-of-the-art curbside recycling program - and City officials hope to increase that number to 100 percent.
There is no additional charge for recycling services within the City of Santa Maria and by recycling household items, customers can reduce their utility bills up to $3.25 each month. That's because when you divert recyclables to your free recycling container, you reduce the need for space in your waste container. This can result in downsizing your waste container from a 90-gallon size to a more cost-effective 60-gallon size.
Follow these simple steps to cost savings and a cleaner community:
Here's what to recycle:
Please remember, contamination of a recycling container results in extra services to haul away as trash. Therefore, you may be billed as an extra haul.
TEXTILE REUSE PROGRAM
Textile Reuse Program Helps the Community and the City Landfill
Every year Santa Barbara County residents throw away more than 11 million pounds of usable clothing and household textiles into very limited local landfill space.
Clothing, bedding, belts, shoes, towels, and soft toys - virtually anything made from fabric - can get a second lease on life. They can be reused for people in need within the community. Textile recycling companies around the country work closely with thrift stores and charitable institutions to find new homes and uses for old clothing and fabric items that cannot be sold, freeing up clothing for those less fortunate.
Every bit of clothing counts! Clothing with missing buttons, zippers, and holes can be reused for rags that are sold to help pay local workers and to fund the expense of transporting usable clothing. Donate to local thrift stores or bring used clothing to the Utilities Department drop site at the landfill. For more information, call the City of Santa Maria Utilities Department at 925-0951, ext. 7270.
Funding provided by a Grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board. Zero Waste - You Make It Happen!"
SANTA MARIA HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY
Do you have common household hazardous wastes that need to be disposed of?
Not sure what is toxic? Call and our friendly staff will assist you at 925-0951, ext. 7270.
Residents may simply bring their unwanted waste to the facility, located at the Landfill, 2065 E. Main Street. Upon arrival, they'll see 5,000-square-foot metal canopy providing cover, where trained Utilities staff will help unload their household hazardous waste. Load limits are five gallons or 50 pounds.
The Utilities Department has constructed an expanded Household Hazardous Waste Facility with a 5,000-square-foot metal canopy cover to ensure proper coverage of all disposed waste. The expansion also includes lighting modifications and asphalt paving. This expansion results in a convenient, all-weather location for disposal of common household hazardous materials to better serve the community.
The facility is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE 101
What are Household Hazardous Wastes?
Why is it important to keep Household Hazardous Wastes out of landfills?
What else can you do?
CALIFORNIA INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD GRANT
With a $200,000 grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board and additional funds provided by the City of Santa Maria, the Department of Utilities has been able to extend facility hours and revamp the former facility.
STREET SWEEPING SERVICES
Recycling Calendars are available in English or Spanish.