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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.

  • Christmas Tree Recycling

    December 23, 2019 by Alan Nakashima - 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...
  • County Receives Merit Award from CSAC

    December 11, 2019 by Leslie Robinson - ReSource Center
    The County’s Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division recently received a merit award from the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) for the ReSource Center (formerly known as the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project). Among other benefits, the ReSource Center will boost the community’s recycling rate and generate green energy and compost.  Read more...
  • New Options for Recycling Old Textiles

    December 06, 2019 by Tom Chiarodit - Recycle, Reduce & Reuse
    In collaboration with MarBorg Industries, the County is excited to participate in a new textiles recycling program. Old and unwanted clothing items can be dropped off at the South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station, Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Read more...
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