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Safely Disposing of Fluorescent Lights

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Often forgotten among materials considered to be hazardous are fluorescent light bulbs, which contain mercury. Check out our new video here or download our recent press release.

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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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Final Backyard Composting Workshop May 14

By Sam Dickinson May 09, 2016 - Yard Waste
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The final "Free and Fun" Backyard Composting Workshop in our spring series is coming up this Saturday, May 14, at the Santa Maria Valley Sustainable Garden at 624 W. Foster Road. Learn all about the benefits of composting food scraps and other organics at home.

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