Solid Waste and Environmental Services Program

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The City of Goleta Solid Waste and Environmental Services Division administers Solid Waste Franchise Agreements and oversees City-wide recycling and household hazardous waste programs.

To learn more about our Solid Waste and Environmental Services Programs and other resources, please click on the links below:

Plastic Bags are Now Considered Trash

In all jurisdictions across Santa Barbara County, plastic bags and film plastics, such as plastic wrapping, saran wrap, or small plastic pouches, are not recyclable. Please do not place these items in your blue recycling container at home or at work. Read the full press release here.

Watch this video on what plastic is now considered trashA flyer showing images of which plastics are trash can be seen here.

For more information on reducing, re-using, and recycling your waste visit


Michael Winnewisser, Assistant Engineer
(805) 690-5120

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