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Hazardous Waste Collection Center Temporarily Closed – Updated 3/30/20

Due to COVID-19 precautions, including the Governor’s statewide shelter-in-place directive, the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center at UCSB is temporarily closed through at least the end of April. Read more...

Status of County Transfer Stations During Social Distancing Mandate

By Mar 24, 2020 in Uncategorized
The County’s transfer stations are currently open to the public, as they’re deemed an essential part of our community’s waste management services. To protect the community and our staff during mandated social distancing, we request that only essential materials be brought to the facilities during this time. Read more...

Reminder: Santa Ynez Valley Hazardous Waste Collection Event Postponed

By Mar 23, 2020 in Uncategorized
Due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, the County has postponed the Santa Ynez Valley Hazardous Waste Collection Event originally scheduled for April 5. As soon as a new date is confirmed, we’ll post it in our events section. Please stay tuned! Read more...

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...

County Receives Merit Award from CSAC

The County’s Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division recently received a merit award from the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) for the ReSource Center (formerly known as the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project). Among other benefits, the ReSource Center will boost the community’s recycling rate and generate green energy and compost.  Read more...

America Recycles Day November 15th

By Nov 08, 2019 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...

Free Hazardous Waste Events October 5 & 6

By Sep 30, 2019 in Uncategorized
Cuyama Valley and Santa Ynez Valley residents, join us on October 5th and 6th at our free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Events! Bring items like old paint, automotive fluids, pesticides, TVs, computer equipment, and much more. Check out our event section or click here for more details. Read more...

Keeping Oil and Filters Out of the Trash

By May 21, 2019 in Uncategorized
With summer just around the corner, make sure your vehicle is in top shape for 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...

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...
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