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New "Less Is More" Guide Hot Off the Press

By Sam Dickinson Nov 20, 2018 - Recycle, Reduce & Reuse
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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!

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Compost Your Pumpkins (and other organics)!

By Sam Dickinson Oct 22, 2018 - Yard Waste
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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!

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County Programs Available to Reduce Organic Waste

By Sam Dickinson Apr 09, 2018 - Yard Waste
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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.

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

By Sam Dickinson Apr 17, 2017 - Yard Waste
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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.

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Creating a New Generation of Environmental Stewards

By Sam Dickinson May 31, 2015 - Recycle, Reduce & Reuse
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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.

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Learn the Composting ABC's

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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.

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