The 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
- Automated Refuse, Recycling & Green Waste Collection
- Recycling Opportunities
- Lompoc Landfill
- Hazardous Waste
- Bulky Items
- Street Sweeping
- Backyard Composting
- Public Education
- Other Resources
- Contact Us
Plastic Bags Go in the Trash
Due to significant changes in the recycling market, plastic bags are no longer accepted in the blue-top recycling bins. Plastic bags are no longer recyclable, and must now be disposed of in the regular trash. Instead of using plastic bags bring your own re-usable bags or ask for a paper bag when shopping at your local store.
Free Mattress & Appliance Recycling for Lompoc Residents
The Lompoc Landfill (700 S. Avalon St.) offers free mattress and appliance recycling.
Residents can bring their old mattresses (any size) to the landfill and drop them off to be recycled at no charge. Mattresses contain valuable wood, metal and fibers that can be reused in many different products.
Residents can bring appliances (2 per day) to the landfill and drop them off to be recycled at no charge. Appliances eligible for recycling include: water heaters, washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers.
For more information, call the Lompoc Landfill at (805) 736-9042
Mandatory Recycling at Businesses and Apartments
California State Law now requires mandatory recycling at all commercial businesses and multi-family complexes, including apartments, condos, townhouses, and mobile home parks. The City of Lompoc has three recycling program options to choose from: Commingled Recycling, Green Waste Recycling, and Cardboard Recycling. Contact the Solid Waste Office at (805) 875-8024 to get more information and to start your recycling services.
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 can be collected up to five days/week, Monday - Friday.
- Single Family Collection Schedule/Map
- 2019 Regular & Holiday Collection Schedule
- Current Collection Rates - Effective July 1, 2017
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. Failure to put your containers out on time will result in an extra service charge of $12.00 on your monthly bill.
If your containers become damaged or go missing, call the Solid Waste Office at (805) 875-8024. Containers are replaced at no charge.
In order to protect landfill capacity, conserve natural resources, save energy and comply with the State's waste diversion/recycling mandates, residents and businesses have a variety of opportunities to recycle. Please click on the links below for more information:
- Commingled Recycling
- Green Waste Recycling
- The "A" to "Z" of Lompoc Recycling
- Recycling Requirements for Multifamily Complexes
- Recycling Requirements for Businesses
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.
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
- clean top soil
- scrap metal
The Landfill accepts the following materials at no charge for residents (fees for businesses will apply):
- appliances (2 per day)
- electronic waste
- tires (5 per day)
- motor oil & oil filters
- 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 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:
- flammable liquids
- automotive fluids
- electronic waste
- fluorescent lights
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 from 8 am - 8:15 am. Call the Solid Waste Office at (805) 875-8024 to make an appointment.
- Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
- Household Battery Drop-off Sites
- Electronic Waste
- Sharps Waste
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. To promote the proper recycling of used motor oil and filters, the City provides residents with a number of convenient Collection Centers:
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility - 1585 N. V St.
Lompoc Landfill - 700 S. Avalon St.
Auto Zone - 538 N. H St.
O'Reilly's Auto - 511 W. Central Ave.
You can also stop by the Solid Waste Office at 1300 W. Laurel to pick up a free 15-quart drain pan, an oil filter container (holds two filters), and a funnel.
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).
Residents have a variety of opportunities to have their large, bulky items (i.e., mattresses, washers/dryers, couches, etc.) picked-up. Call the Solid Waste Office at (805) 875-8024 to schedule a bulky item pickup or a special haul. 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. We highly recommend calling ASAP to reserve your pick-up as appointments fill up quickly. Please do not put your items out until your scheduled pick-up time. Items must be put out by 7 am in order to be picked-up.
- Bulky Item Pick-up - Lompoc residents may schedule up to three bulky item collections per year at no additional charge. We allow a maximum of two items per pick-up. Please let us know what items will be out for pick-up before your scheduled pick-up date. If you want to change items or cancel your pick-up, please call the Solid Waste Office ASAP 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 large items hauled away, or to residents who need more than two large 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. The rate is $30 per 15 minutes of loading time (not prorated). The special haul fee is added to your monthly trash bill.
The Solid Waste Division provides monthly street sweeping in order to remove leaves, dirt and other debris from City streets. The current schedule has sweeping occurring the day following garbage collection. 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.
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.
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. In addition, Staff provides presentations at the Environmental Awareness Fair, contracts with Art From Scrap to conduct classroom workshops on waste reduction/recycling and composting, and provides classroom presentations and Landfill tours.
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
- Programa de Mezclas Recicladas
- Centro de Colección de Desechos Peligrosos
- Trash Talk, En Español
- Recicle su aceite y filtros
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.