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Earth Day Celebration

Post Date:04/19/2022 9:30 AM

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April 19, 2022


Utilities Department Celebrates Earth Day


To celebrate “Earth Day” the City of Santa Maria Utilities Department is holding a special event to distribute household-friendly recycling containers.


On Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., City customers are invited to the free distribution event f featuring no-contact pickup, held at the Recycling Park at the Santa Maria Regional Landfill, 2065 East Main Street. To ensure safe traffic flow, access to the distribution booth will only be possible after entering the Landfill site via the Scalehouse.


Participants are encouraged to take advantage of the Recycling Park (open seven days a week), dropping off recyclable materials, old electronic waste, and household hazardous waste, before stopping at the event distribution booth to receive the following complimentary items:


  1. Six-gallon recycling container with handle - ideal for recycling paper, magazines, cans, glass, and cardboard, and can easily fit underneath a sink or in a pantry or garage due to its convenient size;

  2. Reusable shopping bag made from plastic bottles; and

  3. Countertop kitchen pail to help collect food waste and minimize odors until deposited into the green waste/organics container for service.


Limit one of each per household, while supplies last. (City customer verification required.)


For a complete list of “What can be recycled”, visit


Questions may be directed to the Utilities Department at (805) 925-0951 extension 7270.


Department:                            Utilities

Contact Person:                      Kristine Jacobs, Utilities Outreach Specialist

Telephone Number:                 (805) 925-0951 ext. 7270

Email Address:               

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