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Free Recycling Centers Available for Motor Oil and Filters

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With spring in the air, 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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Updated Mud Debris Clean-Up Guidelines

By Leslie Robinson Mar 02, 2018

For the latest resources available for the disposal of mud and storm debris from private properties, please download our Mud Debris Clean-Up Guidelines. The flyer provides information on local permitted haulers, facilities that can accept the debris, and what to do if you encounter hazardous materials on your property, among other helpful information.

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New Materials Exchange Site Launched for Montecito Residents

By Leslie Robinson Mar 02, 2018 - Reduce & Reuse
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The new exchange site will facilitate the sharing of usable natural materials, such as rocks, soil, and mulch, and will help reduce homeowners' disposal costs, as well as limit the amount of debris heading to area landfills.

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Hazardous Waste Collection Event April 8 in Santa Ynez

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This Sunday, April 8, 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 in Los Olivos. 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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Montecito Debris Removal FAQs Available

By Leslie Robinson Feb 08, 2018

With answers to questions like, "What do I do with mud, rocks, and other debris on my property?", our updated Private Property Debris Removal FAQs provide homeowners with comprehensive information on debris clean-up and disposal.

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Free, Year-Round E-Waste Recycling

By Leslie Robinson Feb 07, 2018 - 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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Thomas Fire Clean-Up Tips & Guidelines

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Our hearts go out to those whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by the recent Thomas Fire. As you begin the recovery phase of this disaster, please use our resources to help you plan for hazardous waste clean-up and debris removal from your home.

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Ash Clean-up Guidelines

By Leslie Robinson Dec 15, 2017 - Trash
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When it's safe to do so, please remember the three C's when preparing to clean up ash at your home or business: Control, Contain, and Capture. Once contained, ash can be put in plastic bags and then placed in trash receptacles.

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Waste Reduction Tips for the Holiday Season

By Leslie Robinson Dec 14, 2017 - Reduce & Reuse
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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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Normal Trash Collection Schedule Resumes December 14

By Leslie Robinson Dec 13, 2017 - Recycle, Trash, Yard Waste

Normal residential and commercial solid waste collection services will resume for South Coast communities beginning tomorrow, December 14, 2017 with the exception of the areas of the County currently in mandatory evacuation zones. Solid waste facilities will be open as well.

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