Downtown Recycle Center

Downtown Recycle Center

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Saturday, 8am – 4pm

On Saturday, June 8th, 2024 this facility will close early at 12pm.

For More Information:

(805) 963-1852

132 Nopalitos Way
Santa Barbara, CA
(Entrance is on Nopalitos)

General Information:

**NOTE: OUR RECYCLE CENTERS ARE CERTIFIED BY CALRECYCLE THEREFORE ARE SUBJECT TO STATE CRV (California Redemption Value) REGULATIONS

Daily Allowable CRV Limits:

  • Aluminum / Plastic beverage containers – 100 pounds per day/vehicle
  • Glass beverage containers – 2,000 pounds per day/vehicle
  • Bag-in-box beverage containers – 50 pounds per day/vehicle
  • Multi-layer pouch beverage containers – 25 pounds per day/vehicle
  • Paperboard carton beverage containers – 25 pounds per day/vehicle
  • Learn more about daily allowable limits from CalRecycle

Any loads exceeding this limit will be rejected at our facilities for the entirety of load. We can NOT take “up to” the daily limit and return the balance as this is considered a “split load” which is not allowed by the CRV regulations. The only exceptions for weight limitations are entities who have been Certified by CalRecycle directly under the following Programs:

  • Drop Off / Collections Recycle Program (CP)
  • Community Service Program (SP)
  • Recycling Centers (RC)

CRV (California Redemption Value) Paid:

For All Beverages (less than 24 oz.) For All Beverages (24 oz. or more) Wine and Distilled Spirits
5¢ CRV 10¢ CRV 25¢ CRV
Glass Glass Bag-in-Box
Aluminum Aluminum Multi-Layer Pouch
Plastic Plastic Paperback Carton
Bimetal Containers Bimetal Containers Plastic Pouch

Free drop off:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Magazines
  • Glass (no plate or window glass)
  • Office paper
  • Scrap metals
  • Newspaper
  • Tin cans
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles that held a liquid CAPS MUST BE REMOVED

Free drop off for residential customers only:

  • E-waste (computers, monitors, radios, etc… anything with an electrical cord)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • LED light bulbs
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Cell phones
  • Oil (petroleum based: motor oil, hydraulic oil, etc.)
  • Paint (both oil and water-based)