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The South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station is located at 4430 Calle Real in Santa Barbara, California. The facility opened in 1967 and can process up to 550 tons of waste per day. This transfer station serves as a central collection point for a large portion of the non-hazardous waste generated on the South Coast. The station receives commercial roll-off containers, as well as waste brought in by residents and small, non-franchised haulers (e.g. landscapers). The remainder, comprised of trash, is taken directly to the Tajiguas Landfill by franchised haulers seeking to take advantage of the lower tipping fees. The South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station is also home to a recycling center that processes approximately 200 tons per day of recyclable materials including commingled recyclables, electrical appliances, automobile batteries, bicycles, Christmas trees, construction and demolition debris, electronic items, used tires, and wood and yard waste.

The South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station (SCRTS) is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  It is closed on Sundays, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. If you have any questions, please call (805) 681-4345.

Fees:

The fees listed below pertain to the materials accepted at the South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station and are effective from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, unless otherwise noted. A new on-line payment system is now available for customers with an account who want to make payments by credit card.  This secure system accepts VISA and Mastercard, and no login is needed. In addition to credit card information, a customer must provide an account identification number.  For more information and to access the on-line payment system, please click here

Total loads must be emptied. No weigh backs to attempt to stay below the minimum are allowed.

Materials

Minimum Loads Up to 500 Pounds

Per Ton Rate

Municipal Solid Waste
$21.00
$85.25
Clean Green Waste (i.e. no agave, cactus, yucca, palm, pampas grass, bamboo, castor bean, fibrous succulents, trash, rocks, metal, plastic, sod, or dirt).  Please note that these types of plants are prohibited from being thrown into green waste containers, since they cause jams in our grinder that is used to produce mulch.
$10.00
$35.00
Franchise Green Waste 
 
$45.00
Clean Wood Waste
$10.00
$35.00
Treated Wood Waste

$30.00

$110.00

    Per Item Fee for poles, posts, and railroad ties (8 feet or less) 

$10.00

 
    Per item Fee for poles, posts, and railroad ties (over 8 feet)

$10.00 plus $1.00/foot over 8 feet

 
Clean Metal Loads
$5.00
$10.00
Appliances with Freon
$10.00
 

Appliances without Freon

Free
 
Construction & Demolition Debris Mixed Loads
$18.00
$72.00
Clean Rubble

$9.00

$35.00

Clean Drywall

$9.00

$35.00

Hard to Handle Waste (e.g. large demolition material)
$24.00
$95.00
Commingled Material Handling Fee  
$5.00
  

Other Charges

 
Agricultural Plastics and Drip Tape  

$150.00

Untarped Loads
$15.00
 
Tires: Autos & Light Trucks (up to 30" diameter)
$2.00 per tire
 
Tires: Medium Trucks (31" to 40" diameter)
$5.00 per tire
 
Equipment Tires (over 41" to 60" diameter)
$75.00  per tire
 
Earthmover Tires (over 60" diameter)
$100.00 per tire
 
 Mulch Loading Fee (Minimum Fee)(6,000 pounds)*
$15.00 per load

$5.00

Screened Mulch Loading Fee (Minimum Fee)(5,600 pounds)*

$30.00 per load

 $15.00

Mulch Delivery Fee**    

 $10.00

Screened Mulch Delivery Fee**   

$20.00

Long Distance Delivery Fee (over 30 miles)

$2.00 per mile one way

 
Insufficient Funds Fee (per item fee)

$25.00

 

Qualified trucks (no pickup trucks or trailers due to their danger of being overloaded with mulch) can be loaded with mulch for these applicable fees.  Please call ahead  at (805) 681-4345 to obtain details.

 ** To have mulch delivered, follow these steps:  1)  Complete and sign a Mulch Purchase Agreement and e-mail, fax, or mail it in; 2) Determine the amount of mulch that you need; and 3) Call (805) 681-4981 to arrange for the delivery.  Mulch deliveries can usually be made within one to two weeks of a request.  

Fees for Collection of Electronic Waste and Fluorescent Lighting Tubes

Households may drop-off all types of electronics free of chargeBusinesses may drop-off electronic equipment containing a cathode ray tube (CRTs)(e.g. computer monitors, televisions, and laptop computers) free of charge.  The fee for businesses dropping off all other types of electronic equipment is $20.00 per load for loads of 100 pounds or less.  For loads over 100 pounds, the fee is $400.00 per ton.  Both households and businesses must pay a small fee of $1.00 per 4-foot tube to dispose of fluorescent lighting. For tubes over 4 feet, the fee is $2.00 per tube.  

Unauthorized Disposal of Hazardous Materials Fees 

Batchable Hazardous Waste (10 gallons or less)
$120 per incident
Batchable Hazardous Waste (greater than 10 gallons)
$120 per incident plus all handling and disposal costs
Non-Batchable Hazardous Waste
$120 per incident plus all handling and disposal costs

 

Last updated:  July 1, 2013

 
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