Interested in Waste Management? Apply for the Solid Waste Local Task Force 

The Santa Barbara County Solid Waste Local Task Force (LTF) is seeking TWO volunteer Community Representatives to help support solid waste programming across the County. Applications are being accepted from interested individuals until March 1, 2024. All applications can be submitted online at  

The LTF was created in 1990 and consists of fourteen (14) voting members and eight (8) non-voting members. These members typically have knowledge of the solid waste industry including source reduction, recycling, composting, and environmentally safe landfilling practices. You can learn more about the Santa Barbara County Solid Waste Local Task Force at

The members are the cities of Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Solvang, as well as the Goleta Sanitary District, Vandenberg Space Force Base, a rotating industry representative from one of the local solid waste haulers operating in Santa Barbara County, and two community representatives. The Santa Barbara County Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division leads the group. 

The Task Force was formed to address the many growing and multi-faceted issues surrounding solid waste management in Santa Barbara County. If you have any questions about the local task force or the community representative position, please don’t hesitate to reach out to