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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.

  • Hazardous Waste Collection Event This Sunday in Santa Ynez

    March 27, 2017 by Leslie Robinson - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal
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    On Sunday, April 2, the County Public Works Department will host a free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event at the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station. 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. Read more...
  • Free, Year-Round E-Waste Recycling

    February 13, 2017 by Leslie Robinson - Electronics
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    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...
  • It's Christmas Tree Recycling Time!

    December 25, 2016 by Alan Nakashima
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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 ft. tall and remove all ornaments, tinsel, and stands prior to recycling. Read more...
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