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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.

  • Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project Highlighted in KCRW Story

    March 04, 2019 by Sam Dickinson - Tajiguas Project
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    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...
  • Christmas Tree Recycling Time

    December 29, 2018 by Alan Nakashima - Organics
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    Either have your tree picked up by your trash hauler or drop it off at a free collection site. Just remember to cut trees over 6 feet tall and remove all ornaments, tinsel, and stands prior to recycling. Read more...
  • Keep Your Waste in Check This Holiday Season

    December 21, 2018 by Leslie Robinson - Reduce & Reuse
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    Right now, in these weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's, Americans are generating more than one million extra tons of waste each week. That's a whole lot of wasted food, packaging discards, and wrapping paper. Check out our tips to help reduce your impact this holiday season. Read more...
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