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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...

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...

New Materials Exchange Site Launched for Montecito Residents

The new exchange site will facilitate the sharing of usable natural materials, such as rocks, soil, and mulch, and will help reduce homeowners’ disposal costs, as well as limit the amount of debris heading to area landfills. Read more...

Montecito Debris Removal FAQs Available

By Feb 08, 2018 in Uncategorized
With answers to questions like, “What do I do with mud, rocks, and other debris on my property?”, our updated Private Property Debris Removal FAQs provide homeowners with comprehensive information on debris clean-up and disposal. Read more...

Thomas Fire Clean-Up Tips & Guidelines

Our hearts go out to those whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by the recent Thomas Fire. As you begin the recovery phase of this disaster, please use our resources to help you plan for hazardous waste clean-up and debris removal from your home. Read more...

Ash Clean-up Guidelines

By Dec 15, 2017 in Uncategorized - Trash
When it’s safe to do so, please remember the three C’s when preparing to clean up ash at your home or business: Control, Contain, and Capture. Once contained, ash can be put in plastic bags and then placed in trash receptacles. Read more...
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