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This site is the ultimate waste reduction resource for residents of Santa Barbara County. Knowing what to reduce, reuse and recycle can be tough. What goes where and why? For a quick answer, watch our video. You can also use our search tool to look up a particular item that you're not sure what to do with. Or peruse the tabs above to learn more about hazardous waste, electronics recycling, home composting and much more.

  • Redefining Waste Recovery

    June 03, 2019 by Carlyle Johnston
    The County and its partner cities are excited about the progress being made on the ReSource Center (formerly known as the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project). This new state-of-the-art facility will increase our community’s recycling rate to above 85%, generate green energy and compost, and dramatically lower local greenhouse gas emissions. Read more...
  • Easy Battery Recycling at Curbside

    May 31, 2019 by Jody Rundle - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal
    Did you know you can recycle your household batteries at the curb? Simply put your old batteries in a clear plastic bag (tape the ends for rechargeables) and place the bag on top of your curbside recycling bin. It’s that easy! Read more...
  • Keeping Oil and Filters Out of the Trash

    May 21, 2019 by Leslie Robinson
    With summer just around the corner, make sure your vehicle is in top shape for vacation travel. If you change your own oil, recycle it at no charge at one of over 50 drop-off locations in the County. And don’t forget your oil filters! Read more...
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