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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

By Leslie Robinson Jun 23, 2016 - Clean-Ups
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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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Final Backyard Composting Workshop May 14

By Sam Dickinson May 09, 2016 - Yard Waste
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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.

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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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Free Sharps Containers and Disposal Available Throughout the County

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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.

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California's New Mattress Recycling Program In Effect

By Leslie Robinson Feb 01, 2016 - Recycle
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Coined "Bye Bye Mattress", the new program is recruiting collection sites locally and working to increase the number of mattresses recycled each year.

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Looking to Recycle Your Christmas Tree?

By Leslie Robinson Dec 24, 2015 - Yard Waste
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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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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.

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