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Hazardous Waste Program Annual Report

Looking for a good read? Our latest Hazardous Waste Program Annual Report, which includes detailed information on the amount and types of hazardous waste collected by the County, is now available for download.

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Resource Recovery Project Begins Environmental Review

By Carlyle Johnston Nov 13, 2012 - Recycle, Trash

On November 13 the County Board of Supervisors approved private consulting contracts that formally begin the environmental review of the regional Resource Recovery Project. The proposed project will increase recycling, provide compost, generate green energy, and reduce future greenhouse gas emissions related to the management of the communities' solid waste.

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Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center Closed Thanksgiving Weekend

The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center, located on Mesa Road on the UCSB campus, will be closed during Thanksgiving weekend, November 23rd through 25th.

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Coastal Cleanup Day a Great Success!

By Leslie Robinson Sep 16, 2012 - Trash
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Many thanks to the 847 volunteers who made this year's Coastal Cleanup Day another great success! Over 2,000 pounds -- one TON! -- of trash and recyclables were picked up from our beaches and creeks.

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Coastal Cleanup Day Is Tomorrow!

By Leslie Robinson Sep 13, 2012 - Trash
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This year's Coastal Cleanup Day is tomorrow, Saturday, September 15! Grab your friends and head to the beach! With over 20 sites participating, you have lots of great choices. We'll see you tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.!

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Check Your Number!

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3,000? 5,000? 10,000? How many miles can your vehicle travel between oil changes? If you automatically defer to the old 3,000 mile standard, you may be wasting time and money...as well as valuable natural resources.

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Free Compost Workshops This Spring!

By Jeff Simeon May 24, 2012 - Yard Waste

Free compost workshops will be taking place in Santa Maria, the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara in May and the beginning of June! Don't miss your chance to learn more about this amazing way to reduce your waste and improve your garden.


The workshops are complete for the year.


Visit LessIsMore.org/workshops for more information.

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Free Hazardous Waste Drop-off April 1st

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If you’re tired of seeing those old paint cans in the garage or that old jug of used motor oil in the back shed, bring them to the County's upcoming household hazardous waste collection event on Sunday, April 1st at the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station.

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Mulch Madness Begins: Rebates for Mulching!

By Jeff Simeon Feb 23, 2012 in Press Releases - Yard Waste
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Using County mulch could not only save you water and beautify your garden, you could get rebates from your water provider too!

County residents can participate in Mulch Madness by adding mulch to their landscapes to improve the health and water-saving capacity of their gardens - - and certain water providers offer cash rebates to help subsidize the cost of materials. Best of all, those rebates aren’t limited to mulch, but also pertain to other “smart landscaping” improvements such as switching to drip irrigation, turf removal, planting water-wise plants, and making other changes which reduce water usage in the garden.

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Green Business Program Luncheon Honors Nine Newest Members

By Jeff Simeon Feb 16, 2012 in Press Releases
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The Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County celebrated the most recent Santa Barbara County businesses to achieve the Green Business certification at a luncheon February 15. The companies most recently certified are: Aqua-Flo Supply (Goleta), the Chumash Casino Resort –Hotel (Santa Ynez), Santa Barbara Airbus (Goleta), True Nature (Goleta), four UCSB Dining Commons, and Z Folio Gallery (Solvang).

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