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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.

  • Normal Trash Collection Schedule Resumes December 14

    December 13, 2017 by Leslie Robinson - Recycle
    Normal residential and commercial solid waste collection services will resume for South Coast communities beginning tomorrow, December 14, 2017 with the exception of the areas of the County currently in mandatory evacuation zones. Solid waste facilities will be open as well. Read more...
  • Facility Closures and Trash Service Delays Due to Thomas Fire

    December 07, 2017 by Leslie Robinson - Recycle
    The County's South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station, as well as MarBorg's transfer station in Santa Barbara, will be closed on Friday, December 8 due to hazardous air quality resulting from the Thomas Fire. Trash and recycling service on the South Coast will also be delayed by a day. Read more...
  • Waste Reduction Tips for the Holiday Season

    November 28, 2017 by Leslie Robinson - Reduce & Reuse
    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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