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Compost Your Pumpkins (and other organics)!

By Oct 22, 2018 - Organics
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...

Public Financing of the Resource Recovery Project Approved by the Board of Supervisors

By Oct 16, 2018 - ReSource Center
On October 16, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the public financing of the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project through a bond issuance, making it the largest County project to be funded with bonds. As part of the County’s Energy and Climate Action Plan, the Resource Recovery Project will also be the Read more...

World Food Day October 16

By Oct 09, 2018 - Organics
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...

Plastic Bags Are Trash

By Oct 02, 2018
Due to a lack of markets and their propensity to contaminate other recyclables, plastic bags and film plastics, such as plastic wrapping, cling wrap, and small plastic pouches, are not currently recyclable in any of the jurisdictions in Santa Barbara County. Please do not place these items in your blue recycling container at home or at work. Read more...