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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 Mattress Recycling at South Coast Transfer Station

    May 05, 2016 by Leslie Robinson - Recycle
    As part of a new statewide recycling program, the County's South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station now accepts mattresses and box springs at no charge. Residents and businesses can drop off up to five units per day. Read more...
  • Final Backyard Composting Workshop May 14

    May 03, 2016 by Sam Dickinson - Yard Waste
    The final "Free and Fun" Backyard Composting Workshop in our spring series is coming up on Saturday, May 14 at the Santa Maria Valley Sustainable Garden at 624 W. Foster Road. Learn all about the benefits of composting food scraps and other organics at home. Read more...
  • Free Recycling Event April 10th in Santa Ynez

    April 04, 2016 by Leslie Robinson - Electronics
    Join us this Sunday, April 10, at the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station for our biannual Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event. Stop by any time between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. with items like old paint, automotive fluids, pesticides, TVs, computer equipment, and much more. In case of rain, we'll need to temporarily close but will re-open when it clears. Read more...
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