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Free Hazardous Waste Drop-off April 1st

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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 the County's upcoming household hazardous waste collection event on Sunday, April 1st at the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station.

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Mulch Madness Begins: Rebates for Mulching!

By Jeff Simeon Feb 23, 2012 in Press Releases - Yard Waste
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Using County mulch could not only save you water and beautify your garden, you could get rebates from your water provider too!

County residents can participate in Mulch Madness by adding mulch to their landscapes to improve the health and water-saving capacity of their gardens - - and certain water providers offer cash rebates to help subsidize the cost of materials. Best of all, those rebates aren’t limited to mulch, but also pertain to other “smart landscaping” improvements such as switching to drip irrigation, turf removal, planting water-wise plants, and making other changes which reduce water usage in the garden.

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Green Business Program Luncheon Honors Nine Newest Members

By Jeff Simeon Feb 16, 2012 in Press Releases
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The Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County celebrated the most recent Santa Barbara County businesses to achieve the Green Business certification at a luncheon February 15. The companies most recently certified are: Aqua-Flo Supply (Goleta), the Chumash Casino Resort –Hotel (Santa Ynez), Santa Barbara Airbus (Goleta), True Nature (Goleta), four UCSB Dining Commons, and Z Folio Gallery (Solvang).

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Plastic Bag Recycling a Whole Lot Easier!

By Leslie Robinson Feb 02, 2012 - Recycle
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With plastic bags a hot topic these days, we're happy to announce that local residents can now place all clean plastic bags in their curbside recycling bins. From grocery bags to sandwich bags, and lots of types in between, go ahead and toss your bags in the blue bin!

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