Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center 

The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center (CHWCC) is actively working towards creating a cleaner and safer environment for the residents of Goleta. The CHWCC is managed by the County of Santa Barbara’s Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division of the Public Works Department. It is jointly sponsored by the County of Santa Barbara and the cities of Goleta and Santa Barbara. One of their important initiatives is the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program, which offers convenient and responsible disposal options for hazardous materials commonly found in households. This program aims to protect public health and the environment by ensuring the proper handling and disposal of potentially harmful waste. 

The HHW Program provides a valuable opportunity for Goleta residents to dispose of household hazardous waste in a safe and eco-friendly manner. Items such as household cleaners, batteries, paints, pesticides, and other harmful substances should never be tossed into regular trash bins due to their potential environmental and health risks. Instead, the HHW Program offers designated collection events and drop-off locations where trained staff members are available to accept and handle these materials responsibly. 

By participating in the HHW Program, Goleta residents actively contribute to the preservation of their local environment and the well-being of their community. Hazardous materials that are improperly disposed of can contaminate water sources, harm wildlife, and pose health hazards to humans. Through this program, residents can ensure that hazardous waste is managed appropriately and does not end up in landfills or pollute the surroundings. 

The HHW Program aligns with the principles of sustainability and responsible waste management. By offering a convenient and accessible disposal solution, it encourages residents to adopt environmentally conscious practices. The collected hazardous waste is transported to approved facilities, where it undergoes proper treatment, recycling, or disposal in compliance with strict environmental regulations. 

Goleta residents are encouraged to stay informed about the HHW Program and take advantage of its disposal options. The program’s drop-off location is situated at 20 David Love Place, Goleta, CA 93117. The collection facility is open on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Residents can visit the UCSB website or contact the program organizers at (805) 893-3743 to learn about upcoming collection events, accepted materials, and any specific guidelines or restrictions. By actively participating in the HHW Program, residents play an essential role in safeguarding their community and supporting sustainable waste management practices. 

The HHW Program serves as a vital resource for Goleta residents, offering a safe and responsible means of disposing of household hazardous waste. Through their participation, residents contribute to the protection of public health and the environment, ensuring that hazardous materials are appropriately managed. By staying informed and actively engaging in this program, Goleta residents can demonstrate their commitment to a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable community.