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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.

  • Planning Commission to Review Design Changes for Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project

    August 22, 2017 by Carlyle Johnston
    On August 30th the County Planning Commission will review proposed changes to the design of the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project. The new design moves all structures out of the Coastal Zone while still meeting all of the project's original environmental goals, including reduction of greenhouse gases, production of green energy, and enhanced recycling. Read more...
  • County Awarded for Excellence in Solid Waste Management

    August 15, 2017 by Tom Chiarodit - Recycle
    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) recently awarded its Silver Excellence Award in Integrated Solid Waste Management to the County's Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division. The annual SWANA awards recognize outstanding programs and facilities nationwide that advance the economically and environmentally sound management of solid waste. Read more...
  • Green Business Program Recruiting New Applicants

    July 24, 2017 by Alan Nakashima - Recycle
    Is your business striving to reduce waste, conserve water and energy, and promote alternative transportation? If so, consider applying to be a certified Green Business in Santa Barbara County. Kick-off workshops are scheduled for September. Read more...
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