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New Feature for RRWMD Billing Customers

By Leslie Robinson Nov 20, 2015 - Trash

The Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division is now providing direct access of transactional data to all of our billing customers. You can view information collected through our facility scale system, create your own reports, make payments, and more.

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Plastic Bags Not Acceptable in Blue Bin

By Carlyle Johnston Sep 25, 2015 - Recycle

The County and its partner cities always try to ensure that any item with market value can be placed in curbside recycling containers.

Unfortunately, for the past year we have been unable to find a market for plastic bags and other plastic film. Industry leaders believe that this will continue to be the case for the next several years.

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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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Taking a Further Look at Food Waste

By Leslie Robinson Sep 05, 2014 - Organics
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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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Learn the Composting ABC's

By Sam Dickinson Apr 15, 2014 - Organics
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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 - Organics
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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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