• Utilities Department Celebrates America Recycles Day

    November 10, 2020
    Utilities Department Celebrates America Recycles Day

    The City of Santa Maria Utilities Department is holding two special events to celebrate “America Recycles Day.”

    On Saturday, November 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Utilities Department will hold a free Recycle Bin Distribution Event to promote household recycling. The event will feature no-contact pickup, and be held at the Recycling Park at the Santa Maria Regional Landfill, 2065 East Main Street. To ensure safe traffic flow on-site, access to the distribution booth will only be possible after entering the Landfill site via the Scalehouse. 

    Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the Recycling Park (dropping off recyclable materials) before stopping at the distribution booth to pick up their free indoor recycling bins. Residents may select from an 18-gallon container or a 6-gallon container with handle. (Limit two of any combination, while supplies last). Both containers are ideal for recycling paper, magazines, cans, glass, and cardboard, and easily fit in a pantry or garage due to their convenient size.

    In addition, Sunday, November 15th, patrons visiting the Santa Maria Regional Landfill will receive recycled-material promotional items when they arrive at the Scalehouse. 

    America Recycles Day is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. 
    Questions may be directed to the Utilities Department at (805) 925-0951 extension 7270.