Carpinteria Service Area
Minimum Service 34-gallon trash
Standard Service 64-gallon trash
High Volume 101-gallon trash
There is weekly trash pickup.
Yard waste alternates with recycling.
For pricing or other information, call 805-647-1414 or 1-800-41-TRASH. Restart fee applies (if service is cancelled and later restarted).
Carpinteria residents are allowed 2 bulky item pickups at no charge once each calendar year.
Encroachment permit required for bin rentals & roll-offs. Rental bins can only be delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.
City of Carpinteria Website:
About City of Carpinteria
Carpinteria is a small oceanside city located in south Santa Barbara County with a population that was 13,040 at the 2010 census. The Spanish named the area "Carpinteria" because the Chumash tribe, which lived in the area, had a large seagoing canoe-building enterprise, or "carpentry shop” there; this was due to the availability of naturally occurring surface tar which was used to seal the canoes.
Carpinteria State Beach, billed “the World’s Safest Beach,” is known for its gentle slope and calm waves in selected sandy areas but also good surfing swells in some of the more rocky areas. Seals and sea lions can be seen in the area December through May from nearby Carpinteria Bluffs as well as an occasional gray whale.
Since 1987, the California Avocado Festival has been held in Carpinteria on the first weekend of October. The Santa Barbara Polo Club, one of the main equestrian polo fields in the country, also is located in Carpinteria.
Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station
Waste diversion is the first priority of Gold Coast Recycling and Transfer Station, located at 5275 Colt St. in Ventura. It has helped all client cities surpass state recycling mandates by offering a wide variety of services, including the following:
- Recycle Buy-Back Center: We pay top prices for aluminum, CRV 1 through 7, plastic bottles and glass. Due to a downtrend in the paper markets, we accept but currently do not reimburse for newspaper, cardboard, paper, bulk mail or magazines.
- Free E-waste Recycling (No limit!): Don’t throw away your old electronic equipment, or let it pile up in your garage. GCR accepts e-waste including computers and computer monitors; printers; VCRs; televisions; small kitchen appliances; fax machines; cell phones; consoles and big-screen TVs; and lamps, including fluorescent and high-intensity lamps (there’s a small fee for fluorescent tubes and ballasts; call for pricing).
- ABOP (Antifreeze, Batteries, Oil and Paint) Recycling: GCR accepts antifreeze; auto, boat and household batteries; motor oil (limit 20 gallons in 5-gallon containers); oil filters (unlimited); and latex paint (limit 10 gallons; labels must be on paint cans). (For residential customers of Harrison Industries only! NO pesticides. NO oil-based paint. NO solvents.)
- Drop-off Center: for self haul
Gold Coast Recycling hours of operation are 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and closed Sundays.
Gold Coast’s Recycle Buy-Back Center is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; closed Sundays.
Phone: 1-800-AGROMIN (247-6646)
You know all those grass clippings, tree branches and leaves that you place in your brown green waste container? For the past two decades, Harrison Industries trucks have transported them to our strategic partner, Agromin Premium Soil Products, which each year uses cutting edge technology to convert almost 380,000 tons of the green waste materials into its organic mulches, compost, wood chips and other products that naturally fertilize plants and trees.
Agromin has more than 240 premium soil products and sells them at 41 retail locations in Ventura County and throughout Southern California. These products, available to the public at 41 retail outlets in Southern California, save water, help reduce soil erosion and reduce the use of non-organic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides – making our air and water cleaner.
In addition to its retail locations, you can order Agromin products online.
Agromin also is in the process of transforming its existing green waste compost facility on its 9.6-acre site in the Santa Clara Valley into a 26-acre Biogenic Energy Park that will convert food waste into biogenetic renewable energy. The facility will help accommodate the residential curbside food waste recycling program that Harrison is in the process of implementing, in compliance with state laws.
ABOP Facility (City Service)
ABOP is an acronym for Anti-freeze, Batteries, Oil, and Paint (latex only), used to describe materials that are collected, at no charge, for recycling throughout the year. Carpinteria residents can bring in the following materials for recycling:
- Mercury Based Thermostats
- Compact Fluorescent Bulbs/ Fluorescent Light Tubes
- E-waste - 3 items only TVs, Computers, etc.)
NO Refrigerators, Stoves, Washers or Dryers
* Five-gallon Maximum
The ABOP collection facility is operated by the city of Carpinteria and located at City Hall (5775 Carpinteria Ave.). It is open every second and fourth Saturday of the month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The only exceptions are in November and December, when the facility is open only the second Saturday of both months. In addition, used oil, oil filters and anti-freeze can be brought to the same City Hall location, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, call The ABOP collection facility is operated by the city of Carpinteria and located at City Hall (5775 Carpinteria Ave.). It is open every second and fourth Saturday of the month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The only exceptions are in November and December, when the facility is open only the second Saturday of both months. In addition, used oil, oil filters and anti-freeze can be brought to the same City Hall location, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, call 805-880-3415.
Household Hazardous Waste Recycling
HHW includes: oil-base paints; pool and photo chemicals; pesticides and insecticides; cleaning solvents; fertilizers; and fluorescent light tubes.
Carpinteria residents can safely dispose of HHW on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.at the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center at UC Santa Barbara (Mesa Road, Building 565).
Quantity limits: 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste per visit.
The center is closed when it is raining and on major holidays. Call 882-3602 in advance on those occasions to determine whether or not the center will be open.
Household Battery Collection
Carpinteria residents may drop off their household batteries, including but not limited to, ni-cad, alkaline, lead acid, lithium, button, rechargeable, and non alkaline at (2) drop-off sites, not including the City-operated ABOP facility within city limits. The (2) locations are the Albertsons Grocery store located at 1018 Casitas Pass Rd, and Carpinteria Valley Lumber at 915 Elm St. The battery containers are conveniently located at the entrance of the two locations.
Medical Sharps Recycling
Carpinteria residential customers can call EJ Harrison and Sons at 805-647-1414 or 1-800-41-TRASH to schedule a delivery of a sharps container. These one-gallon containers with postage paid return packaging are provided at no additional charge to the customer.