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How to Dispose of your Belongings in Isla Vista


Less is More!

Personal Belongings:    

  • If you are planning on selling your items on Free and For Sale, please clean them and practice social distancing when exchanging the items. Remember to wear a mask.
  • If you would like to donate your belongings to the community, please visit one of the local thrift stores or donation centers.  

Donate/Sell your Belongings:  

  • You can find a list of stores open in Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Ventura on the GIVE Sale webpage.

Waste Disposal 

Waste Management Trifold.pdf

(For a complete list of how to dispose of hazardous waste, please see the brochure above)

Regular Trash Pick-up:

  1. Your regular trash collection is by MarBorg on certain days.
  2. FULL DUMPSTER, before overflowing, call 805-963-1852 and request service. 
  3. Green waste, construction material, carpet, paint, lumber, remodeling material, drywall, kitchen, or plumbing fixture, and green and hazardous waste DO NOT go into your regular trash bin.
  4. For more information visit:

Electronic Waste:

  • State of California law prohibits the disposal of electronic waste (anything with a plug or battery) in the trash or in curbside recycling containers.
  • E-waste includes: Cell phones, printer cartridges, small and large appliances, such as TVs, computers, audio, and visual equipment.
  • Take your e-waste to one of several drop-off sites within the county or set it aside at the curb line during Move Out. 
  • For more information visit:


  • Place the batteries in a zip-top plastic bag.
  • Put the bag on top of (not inside) your recycling container on your normally scheduled recycling collection day.
  • For rechargeable batteries, please tape the ends of each battery with clear tape so that the battery poles are not exposed (skip this step for single-use batteries).
  • For more information visit:

Bulky Items

  • WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAY MarBorg will pick-up a single, bulky item left at the curb, such as a mattress. Please call in advance 

Green Waste

Food Waste Composting

  • The Isla Vista Composting Collective provides regular composting services throughout the community.
  • Compost now by signing up on the waitlist for the composting program.
  • Sign up and for more information visit:


Hazardous Waste:


Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center 



E-Waste & Household Medications 



MarBorg Industries: