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Upcoming Holiday Closures for Hazardous Waste Center

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Happy holidays! Please note that the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed the weekends after Christmas and New Year's, from Friday, December 26 through Sunday, January 4.

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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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New RRWMD Video!

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Check out our new Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division video that explains What We Do and Who We are.

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Free Worm Composting Workshop This Friday

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Join us at the Solvang Library for a free vermicomposting workshop this Friday at 10:30 a.m. We'll provide step-by-step instructions to easily create your own worm composting bin and offer tips to keep your worms happy.

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Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center Closed July 4th

The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed on Friday, July 4, however, will reopen on Saturday, July 5 at 9:00 a.m. for our normal household collection program.

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Temporary Road Closure Near Hazardous Waste Collection Center

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If you're heading to the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center this summer, please note that a portion of the road adjacent to the Center will be temporarily closed for construction until mid-September 2014. Find detailed driving directions on our Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center page.

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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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