E-Waste Drop Off Event
Friday and Saturday April 28th & 29th
8:30am – 4:00 pm
Sears Parking Lot at La Cumbre Plaza (3845 State St.)
The City sponsors two free E-waste Recycling Drop Off events,usually in April and October, for all area residents and businesses. Events run on aFriday and Saturday.
What is accepted at e-waste events?
Rule of thumb: if it runs on batteries or a power cord, we take it (with just a few exceptions)*
- Computers, laptops, components & accessories (CPU, monitor, keyboard, mice, cables, external hard drives**, etc.)
- Power supplies
- TV of any kind (CRT, plasma, LCD, etc.)\
- Stereos and accessories (speakers, cables)
- Microwave ovens
- Phones (mobiles phones with batteries removed; landline phones plus cords)
- Other items: electric & battery-operated tools, vacuum cleaners, fans, light fixtures/lamps (remove bulbs), electronic toys/games, cameras, record players, VCRs, hair dryers, radios, fax or copy machines
* EXCEPTIONS: WHAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT EVENTS
- Batteries of any kind; take then to a battery store or ABOP
- Fluorescent light bulbs (long tubes or curly), take to ABOP or County Transfer Station
- Large Appliances (washer, dryer, fridge, oven): call MarBorg for your free bulky item pickup, take toMarBorg C&D Facility or County Transfer Station.
- Printer cartridges – take to the Post Office (free mail in), ABOP, or area office stores
- Media (DVD, cassette tapes, CD, vinyl, floppy disk), take to ABOP
** All hard drives are completely disassembled and destroyed as per our vendor’s Information Security Policy.
What Is E-Waste?
E-waste is anything that has an electrical cord or runs on batteries. E-waste cannot be put in trash or recycling containers since it contains hazardous materials. In fact, it has been illegal to dispose of electronics with hazardous components since February, 2006. Common e-waste items include:
- computers, laptops, components & accessories (CPU, monitor, keyboard, mice, cables, external hard drives)
- TVs of any kind (CRT*, plasma, LCD, etc.)
- stereos and accessories (speakers, cables)
- all phones (mobiles phones with batteries removed; landline phones plus cords)
- electric & battery-operated tools
- light fixtures/lamps (remove bulbs)
- electronic toys/games, cameras
- CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and other media
*Damaged or broken CRT TVs must go to the County Transfer Station
**Modern Smoke Detectors contain radioactive material and must be mailed back the manufacturer
Reuse or Donate
If your item is still functioning, someone else might want it. Try listing it on Craigslist or eBay, or drop off at a local thrift store.
Free Home Pickup Option
Included with your paid City Trash service are two annual large item (“bulky item”) pickups; you can use them to have e-waste collected. We also offer separate collection of “white goods,” which are large appliances like washers, dryers, and refrigerators.
- Each single-family home that pays a City trash bill is entitled to two bulky item pickups per year with an unlimited quantity of goods, plus unlimited white goods pickups. Call MarBorg at 963-1852 for an appointment, but wait until your assigned pickup day to place items at the curb.
- For multi-unit buildings, the landlord or property manager may schedule the two included bulky item pickups (and two white goods pickups) for the entire building by calling MarBorg. Residents must gather their large items on the appropriate day.
Everyday Drop-Off Options
There are several convenient facilities for Santa Barbara residents to properly recycle e-waste:
- Downtown Recycling Center (MarBorg ABOP) – Mon. – Sat. 8 AM to 4 PM; entrance at 132 Nopalitos St. (official address 725 Cacique); 963-1852
- South Coast Recycling & Transfer Station (County Transfer Station) – Mon. – Sat. 7 AM – 5 PM; 4430 Calle Real; 681-4345
Betsy Green wrote this great article for EdHat, so interesting to read exerts from the Newspaper 100 years ago!
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This is great news! A win win between the City of Santa Barbara & La Cumbre Country Club!
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La Cumbre Country Club!
In 1908, the Pacific Improvement Company announced plans to make Hope Ranch into a “playground of the world,” and thus the Potter Country Club was born. A $10,000 Clubhouse was built on Carosam Road. It was surrounded by a golf course and was the forerunner of the present La Cumbre Golf and Country Club. When the club moved to its present site, the old clubhouse became the Gun Club, used for skeet and trap-shooting. Years ago, the house was converted into a private residence.
Saturday Morning ~ September 15
Hope Ranch Beach needs your help!
Coastal Clean-Up Day this Saturday Morning from 9 to 12!
Come for an hour or all 3 hours
PLEASE come and show the community we CARE for our BEACH!
We will be cleaning the beach and the beach park area.
I have supplies but bringing your own Gloves, reusable container and refillable water bottle is appreciated.
Community Service Hours – have your child bring their schools form.
For more information:
There is such great sadness in our hearts as we mourn the passing of Sam Wopat, an amazing young lady with a radiant smile, kind demeanor and an incredible Volleyball Player. She was a Santa Barbara Volleyball Club Teammate of my daughter Sarah and such a joy to watch on the court.
Our prayers go out to her stellar family, Ron, Kathy, twin sister Carly, Jackson and Eli. May God welcome his new angel, Sam, you will be missed and never forgotten. Rest in the Peace of the Lord dear Sam.
Stanford University Press Release
March 6, 2012
Hope Ranch, which is rich is history, was given the gift by the Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors on March 6, 2012 when they approved the Bryce Hope Ranch Beach Cabana and the Irene & Frances Rich Beach Cabana as Santa Barbara County Historical Landmarks.
Can you believe their have been none before?
Rare do you find homeowners who are willing to give to the community the opportunity to enjoy a portion of their property by restricting what they can do with the structures in the future. Today we have 2 such owners….Thank You to Geoff & Alison Rusack who have allowed their Beach Cabana and funicular to become the 1st Historic Landmark in Hope Ranch and Lee and Julia Carr for allowing their Beach Cabana to be the 2nd designated Historic Landmark in Hope Ranch…..WOW what a great day and giving people!
Read the article here
Daily Sound Article on the New Landmarks in Hope Ranch
Watch the presentation as a video for the Irene & Frances Rich Beach Cabana (it is filled with wonderful facts and interesting information, worth the watch)
PS: The Thomas Hope Mansion, owned by The Obern Family, is NOT in “Hope Ranch Park Homes Association”
Thomas Hope Mansion – Link to the Historic Landmark
Easy to look for homes that are for sale in the Carpenteria to Goleta area with the Village Properties Search all properties for sale!
To my Hope Ranch Neighbors,
Do you know of a Hope Ranch home for these Buyer’s?
1. Finished single story home with elegance, flair and style, not too big please, under 3,000 square feet would be best. Outdoor space should be inviting and easy care, pool ok, the Buyer has a pool service they trust to make it easy to own. Up to $3,000,000
2. This wonderful family wants to live the Hope Ranch Lifestyle! With 3 young children they need at least 4 bedrooms and like a large flat backyard. Would rather move right in, but for the right house would consider doing some work. Curb appeal is desired! Willing to spend around $3,500,000 for the perfect home to raise their children.
Summer Rental Need
3. Are you going away for the summer? I have a great client that is looking to rent a home for June, July and part of August in the Hope Ranch area. I will personally verify they are great tenants! Would like to stay around $8,000 but will consider higher for a great home for their family to enjoy.
Please call me if you, or someone you know has a home that fits the needs of these great soon to be Hope Ranch families!
Adrienne Schuele, GRI ` Village Properties ~ 805/452.3960 ~ ASchuele@cox.net