Solid Waste Collection

Solid Waste Collection service is provided by Waste Management/Health Sanitation Services, a company independent of the City of Solvang.  To establish, change or discontinue your solid waste collection service, you can contact Health Sanitation Services online, or by telephone at 805-922-2121.

City of Solvang Rate Schedule
Recycling Resource Guide
The 2014-15 English edition of the Recycling Resource Guide for Santa Barbara County (Guide) (PDF) is now available in hard copy and on the County's recycling website,  To obtain a hard copy, please contact the Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division of the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department, at 805-882-3600. 

Cal Recycle AB 341 75% by the Year 2020 - Mandatory Commercial Recycling

As part of Assembly Bill (AB) 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, the State of California has included a mandatory commercial recycling regulation (AB 341), requiring all cities and counties in California to establish and implement a commercial recycling program by July 1, 2012.  Under AB 341, businesses that generate four cubic yards or more of trash each week are subject to this law and shall arrange for recycling services.  A jurisdiction must provide education, outreach, and monitoring of agencies subject to this regulation.  Besides businesses, the regulation applies to the following public agencies:
  • Federal, state, local, and regional agencies or facilities
  • School districts and schools
  • Special districts
  • Community colleges
  • California State universities
  • Universities of California, and
  • Military facilities
  • Multi-family dwellings (e.g. apartments, condominiums, and mobile home parks) with five or more units

Businesses can take one or any combination of the following in order to reuse, recycle, compost, or otherwise divert solid waste from disposal:
Subscribe to a hauler(s)
Arrange for the pickup of recyclable materials
Subscribe to a recycling service that may include mixed waste processing that yields diversion results comparable to source separation

A property owner of a commercial business or multifamily residential dwelling may require tenants to source separate their recyclable materials to aid in compliance with this section.  For more information on the State's mandatory commercial recycling regulation, go to