That's Good Wood!
Don't treat your untreated wood like trash!
The wood in pallets and other untreated wood products can be recycled into high quality mulch. Find where to take it on this page.
That's right, your wood is great feedstock for high quality mulch. The good stuff. Okay, it really isn't THAT different from our great County Mulch, but it is a different color which some people like.
As long as the wood is free of preservatives, it will easily break down and help nourish the soil. Wood should be free of paint as well.
What about nails in the pallets?
Many grinding machines have a nail collection system that removes nails from mulch. The metal recovered from the nails is then recycled. No nails in the mulch, and more metal to recycle: It's a win-win!
What about Treated and Painted Wood?
Treated wood is not suitable for this purpose and has its own seperate page on our site. Check out the details here.
Where to go
All of Santa Barbara County (2)
Santa Barbara Area (5)
Goleta & UCSB Area (1)
- *South Coast Recycling & Transfer Station — 4430 Calle Real
Santa Ynez Valley (2)
Lompoc Valley & VAFB (2)
- City of Lompoc Landfill (Scalehouse) — Avalon Rd (south end)
- Vandenberg Air Force Base Materials Diversion Center — Building 11510, 1205 Utah Avenue
Santa Maria Valley (5)
- Bedford Enterprises, Inc. — 1940 West Betteravia Road
- City of Santa Maria Landfill, aka City of Santa Maria Regional Landfill — 2065 East Main Street
- GPC Pallets Incorporated — 1326 West Stowell Road
- Santa Maria Area Recycling Terminal (SMART) — 1940 West Betteravia Road
- Waste Management — 1850 West Betteravia Road
Cuyama Valley (2)
Outside Santa Barbara County (1)
- Oxnard Pallet Company — 4524 East 5th Street
January 20, 2015 by Sam Dickinson - Electronics
November 12, 2014 by Leslie Robinson - Recycle
May 05, 2014 by Sam Dickinson - Food Forward
June 13, 2011 by Jeff Simeon - Electronics
May 09, 2011 by Jeff Simeon - Yard Waste
April 09, 2011 by Jeff Simeon - Recycle
December 01, 2010 by Jeff Simeon - Yard Waste