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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.

  • America Recycles Day November 15th

    November 05, 2018 by Leslie Robinson - Recycle
    Thank you for visiting our website and helping us celebrate America Recycles Day! is the County's ultimate recycling resource. You'll find everything you need to know about why, what, where, and how to recycle. Read more...
  • Compost Your Pumpkins (and other organics)!

    October 22, 2018 by Sam Dickinson - Yard Waste
    Got a moldy pumpkin on your hands? Be sure to compost it rather than throw it in the trash. Food scraps (including pumpkins) generate methane when they're buried in a landfill. Why not compost your pumpkins to produce a nutrient-rich soil amendment that's great for your garden! Read more...
  • World Food Day October 16

    October 09, 2018 by Leslie Robinson - Food Forward
    On October 16, the United Nations will celebrate World Food Day, an occasion to raise awareness of its goal of #ZeroHunger by 2030. Food waste reduction is a key component of this effort. Read more...
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