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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...

RRWMD & Senator Jackson Promote Safe Medication Disposal

Earlier today members of our Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division joined State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Supervisor Janet Wolf in a press event to promote Senator Jackson’s safe medication disposal bill, SB 727. Read more...

Resource Recovery Office Green Biz Certified

The Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division’s office in downtown Santa Barbara was recently certified as an official Green Business through the Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County. The program recognizes businesses that go above and beyond to protect, preserve, and improve the environment. Read more...

New Retail-Based Paint Collection Program

Now when you go to buy new paint, you may be able to bring your old paint back to the same location. In October 2012 seven paint retailers in Santa Barbara County began participating in a new collection program operated by the industry group PaintCare. Residents, as well as qualifying businesses, are able to use the drop-off sites at no charge. Read more...

Check Your Number!

3,000? 5,000? 10,000? How many miles can your vehicle travel between oil changes? If you automatically defer to the old 3,000 mile standard, you may be wasting time and money…as well as valuable natural resources. Read more...

Help with Illegal Dumping

By Jun 28, 2011 in Uncategorized - Trash

The recent move out in Isla Vista shines a spotlight on County cleanup efforts. Brad Spencer, one of the County’s code enforcement officers, explains how the County is here to help the community with waste related complaints.

Find out more about reporting illegal dumping on LessIsMore.org’s Illegal Dumping page. Residents living in cities should contact their city for similar issues.

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Buy Great Re-Used Items at the GIVE Sale

Isla Vista move-out is generating a lot less trash these days thanks to the GIVE Sale on June 18th and 19th. Community groups keep and resell great reusable goods raising money for charities while keeping trash out of the landfill.

The GIVE Sale is a great way to learn about reuse, help the environment and save money. You can get electronics, furniture, clothing and more! Get directions and learn more about the sale on Saturday June 18th and on Sunday June 19th in our events section.

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