Right-Size Your Waste Service

A Sustainable Solution for Goleta Residents

Amidst a solid waste rate increase, now is the perfect time for Goleta residents to reevaluate their waste management services and explore opportunities for waste reduction. With sustainability at the forefront, it’s essential to optimize waste services to meet actual needs while minimizing environmental impact and saving money.

One common mistake many residents make is sizing their waste service for bulky items and one-off loads, resulting in unnecessary expenses, and wasted resources. Fortunately, Goleta offers a solution for single family residents with four free bulky item pickups annually, allowing residents to dispose of large items without the need for oversized waste containers. Multi-family residents now have access to one free bulky item pickup per dwelling unit on the property per year.

By downsizing waste containers, residents can reap several benefits. Not only does it save money on monthly bills, but it also encourages waste reduction and minimizes the footprint of waste storage on their property. Smaller containers are more efficient, taking up less space and promoting responsible waste management practices.

To assist residents in right-sizing their waste service, here are some simple instructions:

  • Visual Assessments: Take a moment to assess your waste container regularly. Is it consistently empty, full, or overflowing? Adjust your service accordingly based on your actual waste volume.
  • Multiple Assessments: Waste generation can fluctuate over time, so don’t make changes based on a single observation. Monitor your waste output for a few weeks before making significant service adjustments.

Need Help? If you’re unsure about the right waste service for your needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to the City of Goleta for assistance. Our dedicated team is here to help you make informed decisions, call 805-961-7575 or email EnvironmentalServices@CityofGoleta.org.

Need to Update Services? Contact MarBorg Industries at 805-963-1852, our trusted waste management partner, to update your waste service and ensure it aligns with your needs and preferences.

By following these simple steps, Goleta residents can play a vital role in promoting waste reduction, saving money, and creating a more sustainable community. Let’s work together to make a positive impact on our environment and future generations.

Remember, when it comes to waste management, the key is to right-size your service for maximum efficiency and minimal environmental impact. Let’s make every effort to reduce waste and build a greener, more sustainable Goleta.

Learn more at www.cityofgoleta.org/WasteFreeGoleta or email us today at EnvironmentalServices@cityofgoleta.org.