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Construction Begins at the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project

After more than a decade of planning, on Monday December 3, 2018, ground was finally broken at the Tajiguas Landfill, marking the start of construction of the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project.

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Public Financing of the Resource Recovery Project Approved by the Board of Supervisors

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Plastic Bags Are Trash

By Carlyle Johnston Oct 02, 2018
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Due to a lack of markets and their propensity to contaminate other recyclables, plastic bags and film plastics, such as plastic wrapping, cling wrap, and small plastic pouches, are not currently recyclable in any of the jurisdictions in Santa Barbara County. Please do not place these items in your blue recycling container at home or at work.

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Final Contract to Build the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project Approved by Board of Supervisors

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New Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project Video

Check out our newest video on the County's Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project.

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Non-Hazardous Waste Permit Application

For those interested in applying for a Non-Hazardous Waste Permit from the County, the application can be found here. Please fill it out and send it back to us.

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Planning Commission to Review Design Changes for Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project

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On August 30th the County Planning Commission will review proposed changes to the design of the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project. The new design moves all structures out of the Coastal Zone while still meeting all of the project's original environmental goals, including reduction of greenhouse gases, production of green energy, and enhanced recycling.

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County Supervisors Approve Tajiguas RRP - Largest Reducer of Greenhouse Gases in County History

On Tuesday the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved the final contracts necessary to move forward with the long-awaited Resource Recovery Project. The project will increase the County’s recycling rate to over 85% and will result in an estimated reduction of 110,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent each year.

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Biomass Magazine Features Article on Resource Recovery Project

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Biomass Magazine recently published an article on the latest developments of the County's Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project. Click here for the full article or visit our Resource Recovery Project page for more info.

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Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project Final Subsequent EIR Released

The Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is now available for the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project.

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