New Cuyama Transfer Station

SPECIAL EVENT: Free Cuyama Valley Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event

On October 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the County Public Works Department, Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division, will be holding our annual household hazardous waste/electronics collection event at the New Cuyama Transfer Station, located at 5073 Highway 166 in New Cuyama.  Households may drop off various types of hazardous waste and electronics for free.  For more information, please call (805) 882-3615 or click here.  For information about this event in Spanish, please click here.  


The New Cuyama Transfer Station is located at 5073 Highway 166 in New Cuyama, California. The site is a 0.9 acre site within the community of New Cuyama that had previously been used as a road yard by the Transportation Division. This facility can process up to 99 cubic yards of trash during each day that it is open. Most materials dropped off at the New Cuyama Transfer Station are processed by MarBorg Industries at its Materials Recovery Facility in Santa Barbara. Workers sort through the loads to recover recyclables, such as cardboard, scrap metal, untreated wood, cans, bottles, and even mattresses. An estimated 50 percent of the waste generated at New Cuyama is recovered and recycled through these efforts.

In addition, this facility accepts old electronics and appliances, which are temporarily stored on-site and then transported to the County's South Coast Recycling & Transfer Station for consolidation and shipment to a certified recycler. Examples of electronics accepted include: desktop and laptop computers, monitors, printers, televisions, copiers, scanners, fax machines, VCRs, DVD/CD players, small appliances (e.g. vacuums, hair dryers, shavers), DVDs and CDs, audio and video cassettes, vinyl records, cell phones, MP3 players, and video game systems.

The Transfer Station is open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  The facility is closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. There are no tipping fees at this facility, which accommodates local residents only. If you have any questions, please call (805) 681-4345.