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Free Recycling Bins

Post Date:11/08/2022 3:30 PM

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November 8, 2022


Utilities Department Celebrates America Recycles Day


The City of Santa Maria Utilities Department is holding a special event to celebrate “America Recycles Day.” On Saturday, November 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Utilities Department will hold a free Recycle Bin Distribution Event to promote household recycling. The event will feature no-contact pickup and be held at the Recycling Park at the Santa Maria Regional Landfill, 2065 East Main Street. To ensure safe traffic flow on site, access to the distribution booth will only be possible after entering the Landfill site via the Scalehouse.


Residents 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 distribution booth to pick up the following complimentary items:   


  1. Six-gallon recycling container with handle - ideal for paper, cans, glass, and bottles, and can easily fit underneath a sink or in a pantry due to its convenient size;
  2. 14-gallon recycling container – great for larger recyclables, cardboard, cereal boxes, newspaper, and magazines;
  3. Countertop kitchen pail to help collect food waste and minimize odors until deposited into the organics container for service; and
  4. Reusable shopping bag made from plastic bottles.


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


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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