Sustainability and Environment Division

Energy Program

The Energy Program provides for renewable energy development, energy efficiency, and strategic energy planning. The City of Carpinteria is committed to providing equitable, clean resilient power to the community.

The program involves the following services or activities:

  • Community Choice Energy
  • Strategic Energy
  • Energy Efficiency

Solid Waste Program

The City’s ABOP disposal program will resume its regular schedule beginning Saturday, June 13, 2020. The annual Household Goods and Hazardous Waste Day will be rescheduled for a later date that has yet to be determined date.

For questions please contact (805) 880-3415, erinm@ci.carpinteria.ca.us.

The Solid Waste Program provides for solid waste collection including handling, disposal, and recycling operations; and street sweeping. The City contracts with E.J. Harrison and Sons, Inc. to provide the solid waste collection. The program also provides for the collection of antifreeze, batteries, oil, and paint (ABOP); and the annual household hazardous waste and household goods including electronic waste (E-Waste).

The Solid Waste Program is funded by Assembly Bill (AB) 939 fees which are collected by E. J. Harrison and Sons, Inc. and remitted to the City as part of the contract. The cost of the program is also offset with the Oil Payment Program Funds from the California Department of Resource, Recovery and Recycling (CalRecycle).

ABOP Collection:

State funding from the CalRecycle Oil Payment Program is used to administer the ABOP collection service including the operation of the self-service used oil facility at City Hall, and public education. Remaining ABOP expenses are funded by AB 939 fees.

ABOP collection is conducted on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month between the times of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The months of November and December are only the second Saturday of the month between the times of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection:

The City’s solid waste contractor does not provide for the collection of household hazardous waste. The City independently procures a contractor with a Hazardous Substance Removal Certification as licensed by the Contractors State License Board for the collection of the household hazardous waste. The Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is held at the Public Works Yard. The event is funded by AB 939 fees.

The Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is conducted on the second Saturday in April between the times of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Annual Household Goods Collection:

The Annual Household Goods Collection event is conducted concurrently and at the same location as the Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. The City’s solid waste contractor provides for the collection of various non-hazardous household goods including E-Waste and bulky items. The event is funded by AB 939 fees.

The Annual Household Goods Collection event is conducted on the second Saturday in April between the times of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Watershed Management Program

The Watershed Management Program provides for the public outreach and education of storm water quality; tracking of illicit discharges; water quality testing at storm drain outfalls or discharge areas; implementation and enforcement of storm water quality best management practices (BMPs) for development, redevelopment, and City operations; regional coordination; and the overall stewardship of local watersheds by regulating storm water runoff into creeks and salt marsh. The program was created in response to a need to comply with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Small Municipal Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit.