Beautify Goleta to Celebrate Earth Day

Join Us for a Special Event on April 20

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by helping to Beautify Goleta. Back by popular demand, the City is holding a Beautify Goleta Earth Day event on Saturday April 20th. There will be a community cleanup at Bella Vista Park (intersection of Padova Drive and Placer Drive) from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (note longer time!). The community cleanup will be led by Spotlight Captain the Montessori Center School of Santa Barbara. Beautify Goleta will be featuring a limited edition “Earth Day 2024” volunteer t-shirt for participants (as supplies last). The event will also have a food truck and Waste Free Goleta & Go Green Goleta themed prize giveaways for event participants. 

In addition to the community cleanup, Beautify Goleta will also host a FREE Bulky Item Drop Off event from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Brandon School (195 Brandon Drive). Any drop-offs before or after the event will not be accepted. No electronics, medicine or hazardous waste will be accepted. You are encouraged to arrive early. The event will close early if capacity is reached before 1:00 p.m.

Thanks to the 32 amazing volunteers who participated in the Beautify Goleta spring event on Saturday morning, March 16, in Old Town. Together they collected 257 pounds of trash that otherwise would have made its way into our creeks and waterways. Types of trash picked up included bottles and cans, cigarette butts, and plastic container lids. Thanks also to the more than 40 residents who dropped off bulky items at the drop off location. In all, 6,790 pounds were collected. Popular items were old furniture, mattresses, yard waste, and chairs. Check out Beautify Goleta’s progress on our Impact Dashboard.

A big thank you to our March 16 Team Captains Community West Bank and the Goleta Rotary Club. Beautify Goleta is a year-round program to clean up trash and collect bulky items throughout the City. It is only possible with the help of Captains and volunteers. Sign up to participate in future events at and learn more by watching this video.

We will see you on Saturday, April 20th for Goleta’s Earth Day clean-up event!

Photos below from March 16 Beautify Goleta event.

Volunteers and Captains with the trash they collected

City Team with Captains: pictured left-to-right: Roger Aceves (Captain – Goleta Rotary Club) Dan Rowell (City of Goleta Environmental Services), Lauren Quan (City of Goleta Environmental Services), Melissa Nelson (City of Goleta Environmental Services), Marty Plourd (Captain – Community West Bank) and Houria Amirkhani (Captain – Community West Bank)

Volunteers Roman Baratiak and Katherine Emery from the Santa Barbara Audubon Society

Residents dropping off bulky items at the Goleta Community Center