Goleta Green Room: The Goleta Recycling Center

Drop off recyclables, used paint, oil, batteries and more for free or CRV

Do you know about Marborg’s Goleta Recycling Center? It’s a great facility and service that provides an easy and eco-friendly way to recycle some of your household hazardous waste, such as asbestos, batteries, oil and paint (ABOP), in addition to other recyclables. And it’s FREE! Disposing of or recycling waste correctly keeps our community and watersheds clean and reduces the environmental impact of waste by recycling.

Household Hazardous Waste (ABOP)

Household hazardous waste items that can be brought to the Goleta Recycling Center include:

  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Oil (petroleum-based: motor oil, hydraulic oil, etc.)
  • Paint (both oil and water-based)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Electronic waste (E-waste): computers, monitors, radios, cell phones etc… anything with an electrical cord.

Be reminded, these are considered household hazardous waste and should NOT be put in your general trash disposal. Recycle them the safe way for free!


The Goleta Recycling Center also offers the CRV (California Refund Value) that pays you when you recycle beverage containers. The minimum refund value established for each type of eligible beverage container is 5 cents for each container under 24 ounces and 10 cents for each container 24 ounces or more significant. CRV items include plastic beverage containers marked with CRV (all caps must be removed), aluminum bi-metal, and glass. Not only is this program eco-friendly, but it also pays you back to recycle.

Hours and Other Recycling

The Goleta Recycling Center is open 8 am to 4 pm, Monday – Friday, but they also offer a 24-hour free drop-off of the following items: Aluminum Cans, Glass (no plate or window), Newspaper, Cardboard, Magazines, Office paper, scrap metals, tin cans, plastic bottles that held a liquid, but the cap must be removed. The 24-hour drop-off is a free disposal program available to all Goleta Residents.

The Goleta Recycling Center is a fantastic service facility for all residents to use. Be sure to use these free programs and dispose of your waste in the most effective way possible. If you have hazardous waste other than ABOP, you can take that to the Community Household Hazardous Waste Center

The Goleta Recycling Center is located at 20 David Love Place, Goleta. For more information call (805)963-1852.