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Free, Year-Round E-Waste Recycling

Are you storing old TVs, computers, and other electronics at home, waiting for the next recycling event? No need to wait! Stop by one of the County’s free drop-off sites any time we’re open. Read more...

Hazardous Waste Center Closed Easter Sunday

By Apr 19, 2019 in Uncategorized
The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center, located on the UCSB campus, will be closed on Sunday, April 21, 2019 in observance of the Easter holiday. Residents can drop off waste on Saturday, April 20 during our normal hours, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our small business collection program, which is open on Fridays by appointment, Read more...

April 7th Hazardous Waste Collection Event

On Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the County Public Works Department will host a free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event at the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station. Bring items like old paint, automotive fluids, pesticides, TVs, computer equipment, and much more. Read more...

Keep Your Waste in Check This Holiday Season

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...

Additional Locations Available for Medication Disposal

By Nov 26, 2018 in Uncategorized
Do you have expired or unwanted medications that you’d like to dispose of? You can drop them off at one of over 30 free collection sites located throughout the county. Locations include pharmacies, clinics, and law enforcement stations. Read more...

America Recycles Day November 15th

By Nov 05, 2018 in Uncategorized - Recycle
Thank you for visiting our website and helping us celebrate America Recycles Day! LessIsMore.org 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...

World Food Day October 16

By Oct 09, 2018 in Uncategorized - 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...

Coastal Clean-Up Day This Saturday!

By Sep 10, 2018 in Uncategorized - Clean-Ups
Join the County and Explore Ecology for this year’s Coastal Clean-Up Day on Saturday, September 15, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at various beaches and creeks countywide. Read more...

Free Recycling Centers Available for Motor Oil and Filters

With spring in the air, make sure your vehicle is in top shape for upcoming vacation travel. If you change your own oil, recycle it at no charge at one of over 50 drop-off locations in the County. And don’t forget your oil filters! Read more...

Updated Mud Debris Clean-Up Guidelines

By Mar 02, 2018 in Uncategorized
For the latest resources available for the disposal of mud and storm debris from private properties, please download our Mud Debris Clean-Up Guidelines. The flyer provides information on local permitted haulers, facilities that can accept the debris, and what to do if you encounter hazardous materials on your property, among other helpful information. Read more...
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