Solid Waste Collection

Solid Waste Collection service is provided by Waste Management/Health Sanitation Services, a company independent of the City of Solvang.  To establish, change or discontinue your solid waste collection service, you can contact Health Sanitation Services online, or by telephone at 805-922-2121.

Attention: Notice from the County of Santa Barbara Public Works Dept. dated March 20, 2020: Due to COVID-19 precautions, including the Governor’s recent shelter-in-place directive, the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center at UCSB is temporarily closed through at least the end of March.
Santa Barbara Public Works will continue to post updates about the closure on our websites and through social media.
If you have any questions or concerns, please  e-mail us or call 805-882-3602.
Sending the healthiest of wishes to our community! 

City of Solvang Rate Schedule

Waste Management Rate Schedule (PDF)

Residential Waste Collection Schedule

Residential Collection Schedule for July 2019 through June 2020

Recycling Resource Guide

The 2014-15 English edition of the Recycling Resource Guide for Santa Barbara County (Guide) (PDF) is now available in hard copy and on the County's recycling website,  To obtain a hard copy, please contact the Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division of the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department, at 805-882-3600.  What can I put in my Recycle Bins?

New Commercial Organics Recycling


In 2016 the State of California passed Assembly Bill 1826, requiring businesses and multi-family to recycle organic food waste, in order to meet California's 75% reduction in landfill waste.  See the links below for information on the Commercial Organics Recycling Program and how to begin service collection.

Mandatory Commercial Organic Food Waste Recycling Program
Spring/Summer 2017 Commercial Recycling Newsletter

Cal Recycle AB 341 75% by the Year 2020 - Mandatory Commercial Recycling

As part of Assembly Bill (AB) 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, the State of California has included a mandatory commercial recycling regulation (AB 341), requiring all cities and counties in California to establish and implement a commercial recycling program by July 1, 2012.  Under AB 341, businesses that generate four cubic yards or more of trash each week are subject to this law and shall arrange for recycling services.   

Businesses can take one or any combination of the following in order to reuse, recycle, compost, or otherwise divert solid waste from disposal:
+Subscribe to a hauler(s)
+Arrange for the pickup of recyclable materials
+Subscribe to a recycling service that may include mixed waste processing that yields diversion results comparable to source separation

A property owner of a commercial business or multifamily residential dwelling may require tenants to source separate their recyclable materials to aid in compliance with this section.  For more information on the State's mandatory commercial recycling regulation, go to