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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.

  • New Eucalyptus and Oleander Separation Requirements

    January 03, 2021 by Kaitlyn Haberlin
    Poisonous vegetation (plants that contain toxins) cannot be added to the green waste you take to the County’s recycling and transfer stations. Starting in January, this will now include Eucalyptus and Oleander. Read more...
  • Christmas Tree Recycling

    December 23, 2020 by Kaitlyn Haberlin - Organics
    It’s that time again! 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...
  • “Less Is More” Guide Hot Off the Press

    December 22, 2020 by Sam Dickinson
    Drum roll, please…The new Less Is More Guide is here! Click here to check out the new go-to resource for recycling and waste reduction in Santa Barbara County. We also include some fun facts about e-waste, food scraps, and more! This guide is also published in hard copy and sent to various locations throughout the County. Read more...
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