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Free, Year-Round E-Waste Recycling

By Leslie Robinson Feb 13, 2017 - 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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It's Christmas Tree Recycling Time!

By Alan Nakashima Dec 25, 2016
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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.

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County Supervisors Approve Tajiguas RRP - Largest Reducer of Greenhouse Gases in County History

By Carlyle Johnston Dec 15, 2016 - Trash

On Tuesday the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved the final contracts necessary to move forward with the long-awaited Resource Recovery Project. The project will increase the County’s recycling rate to over 85% and will result in an estimated reduction of 110,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent each year.

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Biomass Magazine Features Article on Resource Recovery Project

By Carlyle Johnston Dec 01, 2016 - Trash
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Biomass Magazine recently published an article on the latest developments of the County's Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project. Click here for the full article or visit our Resource Recovery Project page for more info.

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Bulky Item Collection Reminder

By Tom Chiarodit Nov 11, 2016 - Clean-Ups
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Residential trash customers in the unincorporated area of the county are entitled to two "bulky item" collections per year at no charge. The collections are intended for large household items like appliances, electronics, furniture, and more. Check out our quick video for sample items.

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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

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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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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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Safe Medication Disposal Reminder

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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.

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