Keep it Clean Goleta

Do you know about all of the FREE services available to you for disposing of items you no longer want or need? There are a number of resources for you to help keep your home and neighborhood looking good. MarBorg offers a FREE bulky-item pick-up for every household up to two times per year. This is a great way to get rid of that broken chair or old mattress you no longer want. Take advantage of this service, go to for more information. Electronic waste (E-waste) can be dropped off directly at MarBorg’s recycling center (20 David Love Place).

Hazardous waste such as antifreeze, batteries, motor oil, oil filters, cleaners, paint, fluorescent lights, solvents, propane tanks, medications, pesticides and kitchen grease, cannot be thrown away in your trash can. Instead, please bring it to Santa Barbara County’s Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center at UCSB. The facility is open Saturday’s 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Sunday’s 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and by appointment. It is a FREE service for residents. Learn more here:

Operation Medicine Cabinet, run by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, is a FREE and safe way for residents to dispose of unwanted or unneeded medicine so that it does not harm the environment. Medicine can be dropped off at any one of the eight Sheriff stations in the County 24/7.

The City of Goleta also encourages residents to keep it clean by being sure to “Close the Poop Loop.” The City provides bags as a convenience for pet owners to pick up after their pet and place the used bag(s) into a trash can. Please carry your own bags as well and do not leave full bags on the ground.