Goleta Solid Waste Rate Increase Begins July 1

Goleta Solid Waste Rate Increase Begins July 1 (Courtesy)

Beginning July 1, all Goleta customers will see an increase to their MarBorg solid waste rate collection charges as part of an annual adjustment. At last night’s June 4 City Council meeting, the Council approved an increase of 4.97%.

The annual increase is due to:

  • Increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI)
  • County of Santa Barbara’s tipping fees at the Tajiguas landfill and ReSource Center

Rate increases due to CPI and Santa Barbara County tipping fees are allowed as part of the City’s franchise agreement with MarBorg.

The annual rate adjustment ensures the continued quality and reliability of our waste management services. As the costs associated with waste collection, disposal, and recyclable material processing rise, it becomes necessary to adjust rates accordingly. This adjustment will allow us to maintain the high standards of environmental stewardship that our community values.

MarBorg provides the following services to the City: solid waste collection, collection of green waste, recyclables, and commercial food waste, free residential household hazardous waste drop off, free bulky items pickups, textiles recycling, unlimited free electronics pickups and recycling, and many other programs. The revenue generated by the rate increase will help MarBorg to cover the increasing costs of collection, transport, processing, recycling, and disposal of materials.

The new rates are listed below and become effective on July 1, 2024. For the full rate sheet go to https://tinyurl.com/2edjffwf.


Monthly Maximum Solid Waste Collection Rates for July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

Service Level

Current Rates:
July 1, 2023 –
June 30, 2024

Approved Rates:
4.97% Increase

$ Change

35-gallon Single Family Residential Cart Service




65-gallon Single Family Residential Cart Service




95-gallon Single Family Residential Cart Service




35-gallon Multi Family Residential Cart Service




65-gallon Multi Family Residential Cart Service




95-gallon Multi Family Residential Cart Service




Learn more about the variety of solid waste and recycling programs and services available to residential and commercial customers at www.cityofgoleta.org/WasteFreeGoleta.

All other questions or feedback can be emailed to EnvironmentalServices@cityofgoleta.org.


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