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Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Passed by Board of Supervisors

By Carlyle Johnston Aug 25, 2015 - Reduce & Reuse

On August 25 the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors adopted a local ordinance banning single-use plastic bags in some stores in the unincorporated areas of the county. Staff estimates that 8 larger stores and 66 smaller stores will be affected.

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Creating a New Generation of Environmental Stewards

By Sam Dickinson May 31, 2015 - Recycle, Reduce & Reuse
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Taught onsite at Art From Scrap and in schools throughout the County, Explore Ecology delivers free waste reduction and composting education to over 6,000 students every year.

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Oil Debris From Refugio Oil Spill

We appreciate the concern the public has shown with regards to the Refugio oil spill and understand that there are those who wish to participate in the cleanup. Please note, however, that oil debris collected from the spill is not permitted at the County's Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

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Comment Period on Draft SEIR for Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project Extended

By Carlyle Johnston Sep 15, 2014 - Trash

Public comment on the Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project has been extended to Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The Revised Notice is available by clicking here. You can access the Draft SEIR on the project website.

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Taking a Further Look at Food Waste

By Leslie Robinson Sep 05, 2014 - Food Forward
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In our new Food Forward video we take a close-up look at what happens to wasted food and offer suggestions for keeping food out of the landfill.

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Free Programs Offered to Reduce Organic Waste

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Read about all of the County's free programs to reduce organic waste in our latest press release. From composting workshops and low-cost compost bins to free mulch and our new Food Forward Program, the County has a number of ways to help you prevent organics from ending up in the landfill.

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Learn the Composting ABC's

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In our brand new waste reduction and composting booklet, Composting ABC's, we take waste reduction and recycling to a whole new level...in a very easy way.

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County Mulch Available for Drought Relief

By Tom Chiarodit Feb 13, 2014 - Yard Waste
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In this time of emergency drought conditions, the Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division wants to remind everyone about our great mulch program that can greatly reduce the need for water for your plants, gardens and trees.

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Public Hearing Scheduled for Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance Draft EIR

By Carlyle Johnston Jan 10, 2014 - Reduce & Reuse

The County will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 16 at 5:00 p.m. in the Planning Commission Hearing Room (123 East Anapamu Street, First Floor) to receive verbal comments on the draft EIR for the Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance. Written comments will be accepted until Friday, January 24.

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Draft EIR for Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance Now Available

By Carlyle Johnston Dec 10, 2013 - Reduce & Reuse

The draft EIR is now available for public download! We are receiving comments on this document until January 27, 2014. There will also be a public hearing on the draft EIR at the County Planning Commission Hearing Room (located on the first floor of the Main County Administration Building at 105 East Anapamu) on January 16, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

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