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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.

  • America Recycles Day November 15th

    November 08, 2019 by Leslie Robinson - Recycle
    Thank you for visiting our website and helping us celebrate America Recycles Day! is the County’s ultimate recycling resource. You’ll find everything you need to know about why, what, where, and how to recycle. Read more...
  • Compost Your Pumpkins (and other organics)!

    November 01, 2019 by Sam Dickinson - Organics
    Got a moldy pumpkin on your hands? Be sure to compost it rather than throw it in the trash. Food scraps (including pumpkins) generate methane when they’re buried in a landfill. Why not compost your pumpkins to produce a nutrient-rich soil amendment that’s great for your garden! Read more...
  • Free Hazardous Waste Events October 5 & 6

    September 30, 2019 by Leslie Robinson
    Cuyama Valley and Santa Ynez Valley residents, join us on October 5th and 6th at our free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Events! Bring items like old paint, automotive fluids, pesticides, TVs, computer equipment, and much more. Check out our event section or click here for more details. Read more...
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