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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.

  • Free, Year-Round E-Waste Recycling

    April 22, 2019 by Leslie Robinson - Electronics
    Are you storing old TVs, computers, and other electronics at home, waiting for the next recycling event? No need to wait! Stop by one of the County’s free drop-off sites any time we’re open. Read more...
  • Hazardous Waste Center Closed Easter Sunday

    April 19, 2019 by Leslie Robinson
    The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center, located on the UCSB campus, will be closed on Sunday, April 21, 2019 in observance of the Easter holiday. Residents can drop off waste on Saturday, April 20 during our normal hours, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our small business collection program, which is open on Fridays by appointment, […] Read more...
  • Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project Highlighted in KCRW Story

    March 04, 2019 by Sam Dickinson - ReSource Center
    Thank you to KCRW for featuring the County’s waste reduction efforts in a recent story about the Tajiguas Landfill. The story highlights our new Resource Recovery Project, which is currently under construction and projected to open in 2021. The Project includes a new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to sort recyclables and organics from the trash, and an anaerobic digester to process organics. Read more...
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