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Resource Recovery Office Green Biz Certified


The Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division's office in downtown Santa Barbara was recently certified as an official Green Business through the Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County. The program recognizes businesses that go above and beyond to protect, preserve, and improve the environment.


Regional Waste Services Summary Now Available

Interested in learning more about the services provided by the County's Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division? Check out our latest Regional Community Solid Waste Management Services Summary for Fiscal Year 2011/12. The Summary includes participation figures and waste collection data for all of the Division's community programs.


New Retail-Based Paint Collection Program


Now when you go to buy new paint, you may be able to bring your old paint back to the same location. In October 2012 seven paint retailers in Santa Barbara County began participating in a new collection program operated by the industry group PaintCare. Residents, as well as qualifying businesses, are able to use the drop-off sites at no charge.


America Recycles Day Every Day!


In celebration of America Recycles Day, bring your old, unwanted electronics to one of the County's free and convenient drop-off sites. Items like TVs, computers, DVD players, stereos, and cell phones can be recycled at no charge at any of the County's Recycling and Transfer Stations.