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Hazardous Waste Center Closed Thanksgiving Weekend

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The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed during the Thanksgiving weekend, November 26 and November 27. Please hold on to your waste and drop it off the following weekend, on Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or Sunday, December 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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America Recycles Day November 15th

By Leslie Robinson Nov 06, 2016 - Recycle
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Thank you for visiting our website and helping us celebrate America Recycles Day. LessIsMore.org is the County's ultimate recycling resource. You'll find everything you need to know about why, what, where, and how to recycle.

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New Annual Report Available for County's Hazardous Waste Programs

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The Fiscal Year 2015/16 Annual Report for the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center is now available for your reading pleasure.

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Free Hazardous Waste Events This Weekend

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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 an upcoming household hazardous waste collection event. The County is holding two events this weekend – on Saturday, October 1 in New Cuyama and on Sunday, October 2 in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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Santa Barbara Police Department Installs New Drug Disposal Bin

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South Coast residents now have another way to safely dispose of their unwanted household medications. The drop-box is located in the Police Department lobby at 215 E. Figueroa Street in downtown Santa Barbara.

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County Passes Safe Med Disposal Ordinance

By Leslie Robinson Jun 23, 2016 - Policies
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On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the second reading of the County's Safe Medication Disposal EPR Ordinance, which will require drug producers to design, implement, and fund a convenient collection and disposal program for unwanted medications sold in the county.

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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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