New Cuyama Transfer Station
It's Time for the October HHW Collection Event in New Cuyama!
Get ready, Cuyama Valley! On Saturday, October 02, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the County will collect all types of common household hazardous waste and electronics. Stop by the New Cuyama Recycling and Transfer Station with items like:
- Automotive Fluids - motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, etc.
- Batteries - small household types as well as automotive
- Fluorescent Lights - tubes and bulbs
- Medications - Non-controlled substances only
- Needles and other Home-Generated "Sharps" - must be delivered in rigid, puncture-proof containers
- Paint - latex and oil-based
- Solvent and Thinner
- Electronics - computers, TVs, stereos, CD/DVD players, cell phones, printers, fax machines, scanners, copiers, cameras, video game systems, microwaves, etc.
- And More!
This special event is available to residents in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County (e.g. Cuyama, New Cuyama, Ventucopa).
Bring up to 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste per trip. Keep in mind that no trash or green waste will be accepted. And please leave your biological, explosive, and radioactive materials at home.
Feel free to call (805) 882-3603 for more information or check out the flyer.
The New Cuyama Transfer Station is located at 5073 Highway 166 in New Cuyama, California. The site is a 0.9 acre site within the community of New Cuyama that had previously been used as a road yard by the Transportation Division. This facility can process up to 99 cubic yards of trash during each day that it is open. Most materials dropped off at the New Cuyama Transfer Station are processed by MarBorg Industries at its Materials Recovery Facility in Santa Barbara. Workers sort through the loads to recover recyclables, such as cardboard, scrap metal, untreated wood, cans, bottles, and even mattresses. An estimated 50 percent of the waste generated at New Cuyama is recovered and recycled through these efforts.
In addition, this facility accepts old electronics and appliances, which are temporarily stored on-site and then transported to the County's South Coast Recycling & Transfer Station for consolidation and shipment to a certified recycler. Examples of electronics accepted include: desktop and laptop computers, monitors, printers, televisions, copiers, scanners, fax machines, VCRs, DVD/CD players, small appliances (e.g. vacuums, hair dryers, shavers), DVDs and CDs, audio and video cassettes, vinyl records, cell phones, MP3 players, and video game systems.
The Transfer Station is open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The facility is closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. There are no tipping fees at this facility, which accommodates local residents only. If you have any questions, please call (805) 681-4345.