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New Food Forward Booklet Available!

By Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized
We’re excited to introduce our latest waste reduction resource for local schools, Food Forward: School Edition! The booklet guides teachers and administrators on ways to reduce food waste on campus. You’ll find case studies of successful school programs, tips for setting up share tables, and step-by-step instructions for composting. Read more...

Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project Highlighted in KCRW Story

Thank you to KCRW for featuring the County’s waste reduction efforts in a recent story about the Tajiguas Landfill. The story highlights our new Resource Recovery Project, which is currently under construction and projected to open in 2021. The Project includes a new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to sort recyclables and organics from the trash, and an anaerobic digester to process organics. Read more...

New “Less Is More” Guide Hot Off the Press

The newest edition of our “Less Is More” Waste Reduction Guide for Santa Barbara County is now available in hard copy and online. Get your free copy today! Read more...

Compost Your Pumpkins (and other organics)!

By Oct 22, 2018 in Uncategorized - Organics
Got a moldy pumpkin on your hands? Be sure to compost it rather than throw it in the trash. Food scraps (including pumpkins) generate methane when they’re buried in a landfill. Why not compost your pumpkins to produce a nutrient-rich soil amendment that’s great for your garden! Read more...

County Programs Available to Reduce Organic Waste

By Apr 09, 2018 in Uncategorized - Organics
Read about the County’s free programs to reduce organic waste in our latest press release. From free composting workshops and mulch to low-cost compost bins, the County has a number of ways to help you prevent organics from ending up in the landfill. Read more...

Mini Composting Workshops this Thursday at SBCC’s Earth Day Event

By Apr 17, 2017 in Uncategorized - Organics
Join us this Thursday, April 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for free mini composting workshops at Santa Barbara City College’s Earth Day Event. Learn all about the benefits of composting food scraps and other organics at home. Read more...

Creating a New Generation of Environmental Stewards

Taught onsite at Art From Scrap and in schools throughout the County, Explore Ecology delivers free waste reduction and composting education to over 6,000 students every year. Read more...

Learn the Composting ABC’s

By Apr 15, 2014 in Uncategorized - Organics
In our brand new waste reduction and composting booklet, Composting ABC’s, we take waste reduction and recycling to a whole new level…in a very easy way. Read more...