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Hazardous Waste Collection Event This Sunday in Santa Ynez

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On Sunday, April 2, 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. Stop by any time between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. with items like old paint, automotive fluids, pesticides, TVs, computer equipment, and much more.

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Free, Year-Round E-Waste Recycling

By Leslie Robinson Feb 13, 2017 - Electronics
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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.

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Waste Reduction Tips for the Holiday Season

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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.

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County's Annual Waste Management Report Now Available

If you're interested in learning more about the services provided by the County's Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division, please check out our latest Annual Report for Solid Waste Management Services for Fiscal Year 2015/16. The report includes participation figures and waste collection data for all of the Division's community programs.

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America Recycles Day November 15th

By Leslie Robinson Nov 06, 2016 - Recycle
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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.

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Free Hazardous Waste Events This Weekend

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If you’re tired of seeing those old paint cans in the garage or that old jug of used motor oil in the back shed, bring them to an upcoming household hazardous waste collection event. The County is holding two events this weekend – on Saturday, October 1 in New Cuyama and on Sunday, October 2 in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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Santa Barbara Police Department Installs New Drug Disposal Bin

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South Coast residents now have another way to safely dispose of their unwanted household medications. The drop-box is located in the Police Department lobby at 215 E. Figueroa Street in downtown Santa Barbara.

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County Passes Safe Med Disposal Ordinance

By Leslie Robinson Jun 23, 2016 - Policies
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On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the second reading of the County's Safe Medication Disposal EPR Ordinance, which will require drug producers to design, implement, and fund a convenient collection and disposal program for unwanted medications sold in the county.

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Countywide Recycling Centers Available for Motor Oil and Filters

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With summer soon upon us, make sure your vehicle is in top shape for upcoming 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!

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Free Mattress Recycling at South Coast Transfer Station

By Leslie Robinson May 10, 2016 - Recycle
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As part of a new statewide recycling program, the County's South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station now accepts mattresses and box springs at no charge. Residents and businesses can drop off up to five units per day.

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