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New Materials Exchange Site Launched for Montecito Residents

By Leslie Robinson Mar 02, 2018 - Reduce & Reuse
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The new exchange site will facilitate the sharing of usable natural materials, such as rocks, soil, and mulch, and will help reduce homeowners' disposal costs, as well as limit the amount of debris heading to area landfills.

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Montecito Debris Removal FAQs Available

By Leslie Robinson Feb 08, 2018

With answers to questions like, "What do I do with mud, rocks, and other debris on my property?", our updated Private Property Debris Removal FAQs provide homeowners with comprehensive information on debris clean-up and disposal.

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Free, Year-Round E-Waste Recycling

By Leslie Robinson Feb 07, 2018 - Electronics
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Are you storing old TVs, computers, and other electronics at home, waiting for the next recycling event? No need to wait! Stop by one of the County's free drop-off sites any time we're open.

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Thomas Fire Clean-Up Tips & Guidelines

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Our hearts go out to those whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by the recent Thomas Fire. As you begin the recovery phase of this disaster, please use our resources to help you plan for hazardous waste clean-up and debris removal from your home.

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Ash Clean-up Guidelines

By Leslie Robinson Dec 15, 2017 - Trash
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When it's safe to do so, please remember the three C's when preparing to clean up ash at your home or business: Control, Contain, and Capture. Once contained, ash can be put in plastic bags and then placed in trash receptacles.

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Normal Trash Collection Schedule Resumes December 14

By Leslie Robinson Dec 13, 2017 - Organics, Recycle, Trash

Normal residential and commercial solid waste collection services will resume for South Coast communities beginning tomorrow, December 14, 2017 with the exception of the areas of the County currently in mandatory evacuation zones. Solid waste facilities will be open as well.

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Facility Closures and Trash Service Delays Due to Thomas Fire

By Leslie Robinson Dec 07, 2017 - Recycle, Trash

The County's South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station, as well as MarBorg's transfer station in Santa Barbara, will be closed on Friday, December 8 due to hazardous air quality resulting from the Thomas Fire. Trash and recycling service on the South Coast will also be delayed by a day.

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Hazardous Waste Center Closed Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Weekend

The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center at UCSB will be closed on Friday, November 10 and during the Thanksgiving weekend from Friday, November 24 through Sunday, November 26.

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RRWM's Annual Waste Management Report Now Available

By Alan Nakashima Oct 05, 2017 - Recycle
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If you're interested in learning more about the services provided by the County's Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division, please check out our latest Annual Report for Solid Waste Management Services for Fiscal Year 2016/17. The report includes participation figures and waste collection data for all of the Division's community programs.

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County Reduces Emissions Equivalent to Taking 6,500 Cars Off Local Roads

By Alan Nakashima Sep 12, 2017 - Reduce & Reuse

County staff, residents, and businesses are making strides reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as called for in the County's Energy and Climate Action Plan. Working together, the County and community have cut carbon pollution by an estimated 30,605 metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent. That's like taking 6,465 cars off the road for a year!

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