Skip to content
Home > Articles

Safely Disposing of Fluorescent Lights

Fluorescent_light_video

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.

Read more...

Free Mattress Recycling at South Coast Transfer Station

By Leslie Robinson May 10, 2016 - Recycle
Mattress_recycling

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.

Read more...

Final Backyard Composting Workshop May 14

By Sam Dickinson May 09, 2016 - Yard Waste
Compostingvideo2016

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.

Read more...

Safe Medication Disposal Reminder

Medicationdisposalvideoscreenshot

March is Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month in California, reminding us of the need to properly dispose of unwanted household medications so they don't end up in the wrong hands. Download our recent press release here or watch our short video.

Read more...

Free Sharps Containers and Disposal Available Throughout the County

Sharpsvideotitlescreen

With more community members using medical "sharps" (e.g. needles and lancets) at home to test insulin levels and administer medications, please be reminded that the County offers free collection containers and disposal. Download our recent press release here or watch our short video.

Read more...

California's New Mattress Recycling Program In Effect

By Leslie Robinson Feb 01, 2016 - Recycle
Mattress_recycling

Coined "Bye Bye Mattress", the new program is recruiting collection sites locally and working to increase the number of mattresses recycled each year.

Read more...

Looking to Recycle Your Christmas Tree?

By Leslie Robinson Dec 24, 2015 - Yard Waste
3yardwastechristmastree

Either have your tree picked up by your trash hauler or drop it off at a free collection site. Just remember to cut trees over 6 ft. tall and remove all ornaments, tinsel, and stands prior to recycling.

Read more...

Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project Final Subsequent EIR Released

By Carlyle Johnston Dec 15, 2015 - Trash

The Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is now available for the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project.

Read more...

Battery Recycling Made Easy

Battery_psa_screenshot

Check out our newest video on battery recycling to quickly learn easy and convenient ways to recycle single-use and rechargeable household batteries.

Read more...

New Feature for RRWMD Billing Customers

By Leslie Robinson Nov 20, 2015 - Trash

The Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division is now providing direct access of transactional data to all of our billing customers. You can view information collected through our facility scale system, create your own reports, make payments, and more.

Read more...