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IV Move-Out 2017

By Leslie Robinson Jun 21, 2017 - Clean-Ups
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Join our Code Enforcement Officer Brad Spencer for an inside glimpse of this year's Isla Vista Move-Out activities. The Move-Out program helps keep IV's streets clean and hazard-free. Additionally, it helps prevent furniture arsons, which were once commonplace during this time of year.

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Easy Battery Recycling at Curbside

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Did you know you can recycle your household batteries at the curb? Simply put your old batteries in a clear plastic bag (tape the ends for rechargeables) and place the bag on top of your curbside recycling bin. It's that easy!

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Recycling Centers Available Countywide 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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Put a Stop to Unwanted Phone Books

By Leslie Robinson May 22, 2017 - Reduce & Reuse
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If you no longer use a phone book and don’t want one delivered to your home or business, check out this new video by the Product Stewardship Institute. Then easily opt-out of receiving future books.

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Mini Composting Workshops this Thursday at SBCC's Earth Day Event

By Sam Dickinson Apr 17, 2017 - Yard Waste
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Join us this Thursday, April 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for free mini composting workshops at Santa Barbara City College's Earth Day Event. Learn all about the benefits of composting food scraps and other organics at home.

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Hazardous Waste Center Closed Easter Sunday

The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed this Sunday, April 16 in observance of the Easter holiday. The Center will resume operations on Friday, April 21 for businesses (appointment required) and Saturday, April 22 for households (no appointment needed).

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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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