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“Less Is More” Guide Hot Off the Press

The newest edition of our Spanish “Less Is More” Waste Reduction Guide for Santa Barbara County is now available in hard copy and online. Essentially a printed version of our Less Is More website, the Guide provides tons of helpful information for local residents. Get your free copy today! Read more...

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New Options for Recycling Old Textiles

In collaboration with MarBorg Industries, the County is excited to participate in a new textiles recycling program. Old and unwanted clothing items can be dropped off at the South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station, Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Read more...

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Latest Annual Report Available for County’s Hazardous Waste Collection Program

The Fiscal Year 2018-19 Annual Report for the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center is now available for your reading pleasure. Read more...

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America Recycles Day November 15th

By Nov 08, 2019 in Uncategorized - Recycle
Thank you for visiting our website and helping us celebrate America Recycles Day! LessIsMore.org is the County’s ultimate recycling resource. You’ll find everything you need to know about why, what, where, and how to recycle. Read more...

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Compost Your Pumpkins (and other organics)!

By Nov 01, 2019 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...

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Free Hazardous Waste Events October 5 & 6

By Sep 30, 2019 in Uncategorized
Cuyama Valley and Santa Ynez Valley residents, join us on October 5th and 6th at our free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Events! Bring items like old paint, automotive fluids, pesticides, TVs, computer equipment, and much more. Check out our event section or click here for more details. Read more...

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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...

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Redefining Waste Recovery

By Jun 03, 2019 in Uncategorized
The County and its partner cities are excited about the progress being made on the ReSource Center (formerly known as the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project). This new state-of-the-art facility will increase our community’s recycling rate to above 85%, generate green energy and compost, and dramatically lower local greenhouse gas emissions. Read more...

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Easy Battery Recycling at Curbside

Did you know you can recycle your household batteries at the curb? Simply put your old batteries in a clear plastic bag (tape the ends for rechargeables) and place the bag on top of your curbside recycling bin. It’s that easy! Read more...

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Keeping Oil and Filters Out of the Trash

By May 21, 2019 in Uncategorized
With summer just around the corner, make sure your vehicle is in top shape for 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...
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