Hazardous Waste Warning
Wastes in this section are dangerous to you and the environment. Handle them carefully and dispose of them properly.
Legally, households may not transport more than 15 gallons of wet or 125 pounds of dry hazardous materials. Read about the regulation.
Treated wood, commonly used in fence posts, decking, and landscaping projects, contains chemicals to protect the wood from insects and fungal decay. Among these chemicals are arsenic, chromium, copper, and creosote. While they do a great job preserving the wood, the chemicals are anything but great if they end up in our environment.
The facilities listed below will properly manage your treated wood. Give them a call ahead of time to learn about any special instructions.
Where to go
Santa Barbara Area (1)
- *South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station — 4430 Calle Real
Goleta & UCSB Area (1)
- *South Coast Recycling & Transfer Station — 4430 Calle Real
Santa Ynez Valley (1)
- *Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station — 4004 Foxen Canyon Road
Lompoc Valley & VAFB (1)
- City of Lompoc Landfill (Scalehouse) — Avalon Rd (south end)
Santa Maria Valley (1)
Cuyama Valley (2)
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