Start Your Spring Cleaning with Beautify Goleta on March 16

First Self-Guided Cleanup Month Wraps Up with 650 Pounds of Trash Collected

Start your spring cleaning with Beautify Goleta on Saturday, March 16 with a community wide clean-up and bulky item drop off event. Join us for a morning of picking up trash city-wide from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. with the spotlight on the Old Town Goleta neighborhood area south of the US 101 between Fairview Avenue and the 217 Freeway. Two long-time Captains are leading this event, Community West Bank and the Goleta Rotary Club. To participate, meet at the Community West Bank Parking Lot (5827 Hollister Avenue). Volunteers and Team Captains needed, sign up at

Declutter your home, garage and/or yard with Beautify Goleta’s free Bulky Item Drop-Off event from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Goleta Community Center (5679 Hollister Avenue). It is open to Goleta residents only.  You are encouraged to arrive early as the event will close if capacity is reached before 1:00 p.m. As a reminder, electronics, medicine, and hazardous waste will NOT be accepted.

The bulky item drop-off is in partnership with Caltrans and the Clean CA program. These statewide Dump Day events are made possible through Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California initiative, a sweeping $1.1 billion, multiyear clean-up effort led by Caltrans to keep roads and waterways free of litter, create thousands of jobs and transform state and local public spaces through beautification efforts. For more information on the Clean CA program, please visit Clean CA program online. 

We also want to take this opportunity to share the results of the City’s first-ever self-guided cleanup month in February. For 29 days, individuals and organizations picked up litter at a time and a place most convenient to them. All participants submitted reports to the City on what they collected. Thank you to the 14 participants who covered 29 cleanup locations and picked up 654 pounds of trash!

Check out more results on the new dashboard. All participants who provided their email addresses are eligible to win a prize drawing. Winners will be emailed the week of March 4th to schedule a time to pick up their prize from City Hall (130 Cremona Drive). Look out for future social media posts on the City’s accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to see who won! Our prize drawing categories are listed below: 

  1. Grand Prize Drawing with all participants (3 Winners) 
  2. Prize for picking up the most trash by weight (1 Winner) 
  3. Prize for the most number of cleanups throughout the month (1 Winner) 

Learn more about the City’s Beautify Goleta program at We hope to see you on March 16th!

Girls Inc. students participating in Beautify Goleta’s self-guided cleanup month

Dan Rothschild participating in Beautify Goleta’s self-guided cleanup month