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Santa Barbara Police Department Installs New Drug Disposal Bin

South Coast residents now have another way to safely dispose of their unwanted household medications. The drop-box is located in the Police Department lobby at 215 E. Figueroa Street in downtown Santa Barbara. Read more...

County Passes Safe Med Disposal Ordinance

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the second reading of the County’s Safe Medication Disposal EPR Ordinance, which will require drug producers to design, implement, and fund a convenient collection and disposal program for unwanted medications sold in the county. Read more...

Free Mattress Recycling at South Coast Transfer Station

By May 10, 2016 in Uncategorized - Recycle
As part of a new statewide recycling program, the County’s South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station now accepts mattresses and box springs at no charge. Residents and businesses can drop off up to five units per day. Read more...

Safe Medication Disposal Reminder

March is Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month in California, reminding us of the need to properly dispose of unwanted household medications so they don’t end up in the wrong hands. Download our recent press release here or watch our short video. Read more...

Free Sharps Containers and Disposal Available Throughout the County

With more community members using medical “sharps” (e.g. needles and lancets) at home to test insulin levels and administer medications, please be reminded that the County offers free collection containers and disposal. Download our recent press release here or watch our short video. Read more...

California’s New Mattress Recycling Program In Effect

By Feb 01, 2016 in Uncategorized - Recycle
Coined “Bye Bye Mattress”, the new program is recruiting collection sites locally and working to increase the number of mattresses recycled each year. Read more...

New Feature for RRWMD Billing Customers

By Nov 20, 2015 in Uncategorized - Trash
The Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division is now providing direct access of transactional data to all of our billing customers. You can view information collected through our facility scale system, create your own reports, make payments, and more. Read more...

Oil Debris From Refugio Oil Spill

We appreciate the concern the public has shown with regards to the Refugio oil spill and understand that there are those who wish to participate in the cleanup. Please note, however, that oil debris collected from the spill is not permitted at the County’s Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center. Read more...

Taking a Further Look at Food Waste

By Sep 05, 2014 in Uncategorized - Organics
In our new Food Forward video we take a close-up look at what happens to wasted food and offer suggestions for keeping food out of the landfill. Read more...

Free Oil and Filter Recycling

With summer quickly upon us, make sure your vehicle is tuned up for all those upcoming road trips. If you change your own oil, you can recycle it at no charge at one of over 50 drop-off locations in the County. And don’t forget your oil filters too! Read more...
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