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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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Waste Reduction Tips for the Holiday Season

By Leslie Robinson Dec 14, 2017 - Reduce & Reuse
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Right now, in these weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's, Americans are generating more than one million extra tons of waste each week. That's a whole lot of wasted food, packaging discards, and wrapping paper. Check out our tips to help reduce your impact this holiday season.

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Normal Trash Collection Schedule Resumes December 14

By Leslie Robinson Dec 13, 2017 - Recycle, Trash, Yard Waste

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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Planning Commission to Review Design Changes for Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project

By Carlyle Johnston Aug 22, 2017
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On August 30th the County Planning Commission will review proposed changes to the design of the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project. The new design moves all structures out of the Coastal Zone while still meeting all of the project's original environmental goals, including reduction of greenhouse gases, production of green energy, and enhanced recycling.

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County Awarded for Excellence in Solid Waste Management

By Tom Chiarodit Aug 15, 2017 - Recycle
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The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) recently awarded its Silver Excellence Award in Integrated Solid Waste Management to the County's Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division. The annual SWANA awards recognize outstanding programs and facilities nationwide that advance the economically and environmentally sound management of solid waste.

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Green Business Program Recruiting New Applicants

Is your business striving to reduce waste, conserve water and energy, and promote alternative transportation? If so, consider applying to be a certified Green Business in Santa Barbara County. Kick-off workshops are scheduled for September.

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