Safely Dispose Your Hazardous Waste For FREE

Properly disposing hazardous waste helps keep our communities clean and healthy, but did you know it also helps keep people safe? For example, when cell phones or other batteries are thrown away in regular waste bins, they can get compacted in trash trucks, ignite, and cause a fire (here is a link to a recent example in Riverside County).

Environmental Services wants to remind residents that they can use the Goleta Recycling Center to safely get rid of tricky trash like oil, electronics, batteries, and paint for FREE!

The Goleta Recycling Center is located at 20 David Love Pl, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. They are also open on select Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (7/2, 7/16, 8/6, and 8/20). You can find the updated schedule on MarBorg’s website at

Examples of items that can be taken to the Center include:

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

Please do your part to keep our community safe by using the Goleta Recycling Center for your hazardous waste. You can also visit the Recycling Center’s Website for more information.