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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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Free, Year-Round E-Waste Recycling

Are you storing old TVs, computers, and other electronics at home, waiting for the next recycling event? No need to wait! Stop by one of the County’s free drop-off sites any time we’re open. Read more...

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Hazardous Waste Center Closed Easter Sunday

By Apr 19, 2019 in Uncategorized
The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center, located on the UCSB campus, will be closed on Sunday, April 21, 2019 in observance of the Easter holiday. Residents can drop off waste on Saturday, April 20 during our normal hours, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our small business collection program, which is open on Fridays by appointment, Read more...

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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...

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April 7th Hazardous Waste Collection Event

On Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the County Public Works Department will host a free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event at the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station. Bring items like old paint, automotive fluids, pesticides, TVs, computer equipment, and much more. Read more...

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Christmas Tree Recycling Time

By Dec 29, 2018 in Uncategorized - Organics
Either have your tree picked up by your trash hauler or drop it off at a free collection site. Just remember to cut trees over 6 feet tall and remove all ornaments, tinsel, and stands prior to recycling. Read more...

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Keep Your Waste in Check This Holiday Season

Right now, in these weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Americans are generating more than one million extra tons of waste each week. That’s a whole lot of wasted food, packaging discards, and wrapping paper. Check out our tips to help reduce your impact this holiday season. Read more...
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