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It's Christmas Tree Recycling Time!

By Alan Nakashima Dec 25, 2016

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 ft. tall and remove all ornaments, tinsel, and stands prior to recycling.


Hazardous Waste Center Closed for Holidays


Happy holidays! Please note that the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed during the Christmas and New Year's weekends, from Saturday, December 24 through Sunday, January 1.


Waste Reduction Tips for the 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.


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

By Carlyle Johnston Dec 15, 2016 - Trash

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.


Biomass Magazine Features Article on Resource Recovery Project

By Carlyle Johnston Dec 01, 2016 - Trash

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.