Skip to content

Welcome to

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 Center Closed Thanksgiving Weekend

    November 16, 2020 by Jody Rundle - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal
    The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center at UCSB will be closed during the Thanksgiving weekend from Friday, November 27 through Sunday, November 29. Read more...
  • America Recycles Day is November 15!

    October 31, 2020 by Kaitlyn Haberlin - Recycle
    We are celebrating America Recycles Day on November 15! You can too by brushing up on local recycling options. It’s tricky to know what can and can’t go into your blue bin. Metals, glass, paper, and some plastics are great recycling candidates. Find all of the details here. Read more...
  • New Food Forward Booklet!

    October 30, 2020 by Kaitlyn Haberlin - Organics
    We updated our Food Forward booklet and can’t wait to show you! Food waste and food scraps can be easily diverted from the trash. Check out our booklet to find new ways to prevent food waste and learn about food in the waste stream. Buying less food, donating, composting… there are so many ways we can reduce food waste! Read more...
Read more articles

Upcoming Events