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recycle logoThe mission of the Solid Waste Division is to provide the residential and business communities of Lompoc with an effective and cost efficient solid waste collection system. Our goal is to preserve landfill capacity, conserve natural resources, protect the environment, promote recycling, and provide excellent customer service.


What's New

Christmas Tree Recycling Week: January 6 - 10th, 2020 

Wondering how to get rid of your Christmas tree now that the holiday's are over? Christmas Tree Recycling Week is your answer!

Residential customers should put trees out for collection by 7:00 am on their scheduled trash collection day during the week of January 6th. Place trees 3 feet away from where your refuse containers are serviced and they will be picked up this week at no additional charge. 

Remove all decorations and tree stands prior to putting your tree out. The City has contracted with West Coast Arborists to grind the trees into mulch that will be used as landscape material throughout the City. 

Trees may also be disposed of at the Lompoc Landfill at no additional charge. 

Free Appliance, Mattress, and Futon Drop-off at the Lompoc Landfill 

Residents can dispose of mattresses/box springs and futons at the Lompoc Landfill free of charge. Residents can also dispose of appliances (2 per day) free of charge. 

The Landfill is open Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, and Saturday/Sunday, 10:00 am to 3:45 pm. 

Changes in the Recycling Container 

 


Trash, Recycling & Green Waste Collection

Single-family residences and business customers are offered a 3-container system: Trash, Commingled Recycling and Green Waste Recycling. Your refuse bill is solely based on the level of your trash service - size of container and frequency of collection. Recycling and Green Waste services are offered at no additional charge. Single family residences are collected once/week, and commercial customers are collected up to five days/week, Monday - Friday.

Starting Your Service

To start service, you must first set-up a Utilities Account at City Hall with the Utility Billing Department. City Hall is located at 100 Civic Center Plaza. For information about starting your account please call Utility Connections at (805) 875-8258.

After your account is established call the Solid Waste Division at (805) 875-8024 to order your container(s) or to change your service level. Single family residents have the following container options:

Trash: 65 or 95 gal
Commingled Recycling: 95 gal (no additional charge)
Green Waste: 95 gal (no additional charge)

All containers must be put out on time in order to be serviced. Commercial collection begins at 6 a.m Monday-Friday. Residential collection begins at 7 a.m Monday-Friday.

If your containers become damaged or go missing, call the Solid Waste Office at (805) 875-8024. Containers are replaced at no extra charge. 

Recycling Opportunities

Residents and businesses have a variety of opportunities to recycle. Please note that California state law requires mandatory recycling for commercial businesses and multi-family complexes. Call the Solid Waste Office at (805) 875-8024 for more information, or click on the links below:

Contamination 

The City of Lompoc closely monitors all Commingled Recycling and Green Waste containers. Commingled Recycling containers are for commingled recyclable materials (plastic, glass, paper etc.) only. Green Waste containers are for yard waste and plant scraps only. Any Commingled Recycling or Green Waste containers found to be contaminated with trash or other materials will be tagged by the collections staff and the homeowner or business owner will be notified. If a container is tagged 3 times it will be removed from the property and will not be returned. For more information on how to avoid contaminating your containers, please see the links above or call the Solid Waste Office at (805) 875-8024. 

Lompoc Landfill

Residents and businesses can self-haul their trash and recyclable materials to the Lompoc Landfill.

The Landfill accepts the following materials (fees will apply):

  • household trash
  • household recyclables
  • clean cardboard
  • green waste
  • untreated wood waste
  • concrete
  • clean top soil
  • scrap metal

The Landfill accepts the following materials at no charge for residents (fees for businesses may apply):

  • appliances (2 per day)
  • mattresses/box springs
  • futons (mattress only, no frames) 
  • electronic waste (free for businesses)
  • tires (5 per day)
  • motor oil & oil filters
  • antifreeze
  • batteries (household and auto)

The Landfill is open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The Landfill is located at 700 South Avalon Street, just off of Olive Avenue. The Landfill can be reached at (805) 736-9042. Please see the link below for the Landfill's holiday schedule and disposal rates.

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous materials are harmful to the environment and must not be placed in the normal trash. To assist residents and small businesses in properly managing their hazardous wastes, the Solid Waste Division manages a number of programs and facilities where hazardous wastes can be dropped-off for proper disposal or recycling. Hazardous materials include: 

  • paint 
  • aerosols
  • flammable liquids
  • pesticides
  • cleaners
  • automotive fluids
  • electronic waste
  • fluorescent lights
  • batteries

 The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility (1585 N. V St) is open to the public by appointment only, Tuesday - Friday from 10 am - 1 pm, and Saturday at 8 am. Call the Solid Waste Office at (805) 875-8024 to make an appointment.

Used Oil and Oil Filter Collection Centers

Disposing of your used motor oil in the trash, down the gutter or storm drain, or on the ground is harmful to the environment and public health. The City provides residents with a number of convenient used oil & filter Collection Centers:

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility - 1585 N. V St.

(Drop off without an appointment Monday-Friday, 7 am - 2 pm for used oil ONLY) 

Lompoc Landfill - 700 S. Avalon St. 

Auto Zone - 538 N. H St. 

O'Reilly's Auto - 511 W. Central Ave. 

Stop by the Solid Waste Office at 1300 W. Laurel to pick up a free, reusable 15-quart drain pan, an oil filter container (holds two filters), and a funnel.

Graffiti

The City will remove graffiti on public property. Residents and businesses are responsible for removing graffiti on their properties. To report graffiti call (805) 875-ASAP (2727).


Bulky Items & Special Hauls

The City will pick up large, bulky items (i.e., furniture and appliances) for residential and commercial customers. We highly recommend calling ASAP as appointments fill up quickly. All items must be placed either on the curb or in the alley. We will not remove items from your home, front lawn, or driveway. Items must be put out by 7 a.m. in order to be picked-up. Please note that Bulky Item Pick-up is only available to residential customers. Commercial customers who need bulky items picked-up from their business (including property management companies) need to schedule a Special Haul and will be charged accordingly.

Call the Solid Waste Office at (805) 875-8024 to schedule a bulky item pickup or a special haul.

The City will not pick up the following items  

  • hot tubs/spas
  • pianos
  • car parts or bed liners (tires ok) 
  • camper shells
  • construction/demolition material
  • carpet
  • lumber
  • hazardous material 
  • household trash and recycling 
  • yard debris 
  • Bulky Item Pick-up - Lompoc residents may schedule up to three bulky item pick-ups per year at no additional charge. We allow a maximum of two items per pick-up. Items must be out by 7 a.m. in order to be picked up. If you want to change items or cancel your pick-up, please call the Solid Waste Office by the Friday before your pick-up date. Failure to do so will result in items being left behind and/or forfeiture of one of your three bulky item pick-ups.
  • Special Hauls - We offer special hauls to businesses who need bulky items picked-up or to residents who need more than two bulky items removed at a time.  Special hauls are only scheduled for Wednesday's. Please call at least one week in advance and provide a detailed list of the items that will be out for pick-up. We will not pick up any items that are not on the list. Items must be either on the curb or in the alley. The rate is $30 per 15 minutes of service (not prorated). The special haul fee is added to your monthly trash bill.

Illegal Dumping 

To report illegal dumping, call the Solid Waste Code Enforcement Officer at (805) 875-8033. 

Street Sweeping 

The Solid Waste Division provides monthly street sweeping in order to remove leaves, dirt and other debris from City streets. Please see the map below to determine which week of the month your area will be swept. 

Each collection area is divided into weekly sections. For example, if your street sweeping day is Tuesday and your address falls within the "2" section, then your area will be swept on the second Tuesday of the month. 

StreetSweeping


Backyard Composting

Backyard Composting allows you to convert your vegetable food waste and yard clippings into a high quality soil amendment for your lawn, garden and landscaping. The City offers Backyard Composting Kits for $30. Pick up your kit from the Solid Waste Office at 1300 W. Laurel or call The Solid Waste Office at (805) 875-8024 for more information. 


Public Education

To promote the City's various disposal and recycling programs, the Solid Waste Division mails its Trash Talk newsletter in May and December of each year to Lompoc residents and businesses.


Other Resources

Websites

County of Santa Barbara, Waste Management and Resource Recovery Division: www.lessismore.org

Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery: www.calrecycle.ca.gov

Brochures in Spanish


Contact Us

For more information about our programs or services, please call the Solid Waste Division Office at (805) 875-8024. We are located at the City's Corporate Yard at 1300 West Laurel Avenue.

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