Staff Report

The city of Solvang and Waste Management have announced the cancellation of the August 2020 Waste Management Community Cleanup event due to safety concerns in the current pandemic.

In lieu of the event, Waste Management has a new Home Collection program called At Your Door Special Collection service, which will run for two days in August and November by appointment only.

Solvang residents who have unwanted household items may have them collected from their homes for free throught the At Your Door Special Collection service.

Limited collection appointments are available and residents wishing to schedule a home collection should call 800-449-7587 or visit Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis. 

In general, most ordinary household chemicals and many electronics are eligible for collection through the new program, including: 

» Up to one television, four vehicle batteries, five fluorescent tubes and/or compact florescent lamps (CFL).
» One computer system consisting of one each – CPU/tower, laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and desktop printer.
» Up to 25 pounds of consumer electronics with circuit boards such as a CD ROM, VCR, DVD/CD/tape player, cell phone, tablets, MP3/music player, desktop scanner, fax machine, microwave, keyboard, desktop printer, and related cords.

For a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable items, visit

Commercial material, material from businesses, and unusually large quantities of the same material are not eligible for this program. The lists are not all-inclusive and will vary depending on state and local regulations. 

“We are hopeful that we will resume the Community Cleanup events in November of this year, but we will not know for sure until closer to that time,” said Mike Andrews, Waste Management route manager. “In the interim, we are extremely excited to be launching our At Your Door program, which is exclusive to Solvang customers.” 

All Solvang Waste Management customers may drop their bulky goods at Waste Management’s Buellton facility, 97 Commerce Drive, Andrews said. Customers who opt to drop off, will need to show I.D. and a matching Waste Management bill to verify their identity. 

For more about the At Your Door Special Collection service, visit, or call 800-449-7587.