The City adopted the most recent Franchise Agreement with E.J. Harrison and Sons, Inc. for regular solid waste handling services in May of 2022. The Agreement provides regular waste services for trash, recycling, and organic waste, as well as other services seen below. For more information or to request a service, please call (805) 647-1414
Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection
The City operates a once a year free hazardous waste collection event for the residents of Carpinteria. The Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is held at City Hall and operated as a drive through drop off in the City’s Public Works Yard. The following items are NOT accepted: biohazards, nuclear waste, explosives, and tires.
The Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is conducted on the second Saturday in April between the times of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Bulky Items Collection
Provides two (2) free on-call bulky item collection services per year for single-family homes
Provide free on-call bulky item collection services based on 50% of the units in a multi-family dwelling complex
- Make request at least a week in advance
- Charges will apply to any item containing Freon
- Tires are not accepted
Household Battery Collection
Household batteries, including but not limited to nicad, alkaline, lead acid, lithium, button, rechargeable, and other non-alkaline batteries
Drop off batteries at Carpinteria Library and Carpinteria City Hall
Bin Steam-Cleaning Services
Provides one (1) steam cleaning services per fiscal year for FREE
Provide two (2) more steam cleaning services per fiscal year at a charge
Sharps Waste Collection
E.J. Harrison & Sons provides free, postage-paid mail-back containers for home-generated sharps. To order a container, simply call E.J. Harrison & Sons at 805-647-1414. If you are located outside of City limits, contact your waste hauler for more information.
Holiday Tree Collection
From Dec. 25th to the Second Week of January
Place tree on curbside or at a permitted set-out site on regular collection day