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Normal Trash Collection Schedule Resumes December 14

Normal residential and commercial solid waste collection services will resume for South Coast communities beginning tomorrow, December 14, 2017 with the exception of the areas of the County currently in mandatory evacuation zones. Solid waste facilities will be open as well. Read more...

Facility Closures and Trash Service Delays Due to Thomas Fire

By Dec 07, 2017 in Uncategorized - Recycle, Trash
The County’s South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station, as well as MarBorg’s transfer station in Santa Barbara, will be closed on Friday, December 8 due to hazardous air quality resulting from the Thomas Fire. Trash and recycling service on the South Coast will also be delayed by a day. Read more...

IV Move-Out 2017

By Jun 21, 2017 in Uncategorized - Clean-Ups
Join our Code Enforcement Officer Brad Spencer for an inside glimpse of this year’s Isla Vista Move-Out activities. The Move-Out program helps keep IV’s streets clean and hazard-free. Additionally, it helps prevent furniture arsons, which were once commonplace during this time of year. Read more...

Put a Stop to Unwanted Phone Books

If you no longer use a phone book and don’t want one delivered to your home or business, check out this new video by the Product Stewardship Institute. Then easily opt-out of receiving future books. Read more...

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...
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