Ventucopa Transfer Station


The Ventucopa Transfer Station is located on Highway 33 in Ventucopa, California. This facility can process up to 80 cubic yards of waste during each day that it is open. Materials dropped off at the Ventucopa Transfer Station are processed at the County South Coast Recycling & Transfer Station (SCRTS) 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 from Ventucopa is recovered and recycled through these efforts.

In addition, this facility accepts old electronics and appliances, which are also transported to the County SCRTS, where they are consolidated and shipped 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 Ventucopa Transfer Station is open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. during Pacific Daylight Savings Time (from the second weekend in March to the first weekend in November) and from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. during Pacific Standard Time (from the first weekend in November to the first weekend in March). It 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, and it only accommodates residents of the Ventucopa area of Santa Barbara County. If you have any questions, please call (805) 681-4345.