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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 Food Forward Booklet Available!

    August 21, 2019 by Sam Dickinson
    We’re excited to introduce our latest waste reduction resource for local schools, Food Forward: School Edition! The booklet guides teachers and administrators on ways to reduce food waste on campus. You’ll find case studies of successful school programs, tips for setting up share tables, and step-by-step instructions for composting. Read more...
  • Redefining Waste Recovery

    June 03, 2019 by Carlyle Johnston
    The County and its partner cities are excited about the progress being made on the ReSource Center (formerly known as the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project). This new state-of-the-art facility will increase our community’s recycling rate to above 85%, generate green energy and compost, and dramatically lower local greenhouse gas emissions. Read more...
  • Easy Battery Recycling at Curbside

    May 31, 2019 by Jody Rundle - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal
    Did you know you can recycle your household batteries at the curb? Simply put your old batteries in a clear plastic bag (tape the ends for rechargeables) and place the bag on top of your curbside recycling bin. It’s that easy! Read more...
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