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Resource Recovery Admin Office Closed During Holidays

The admin office of the County's Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division will be closed from December 24 through January 1 as part of the County's furlough. The County's Recycling and Transfer Stations and Tajiguas Landfill will remain open, with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year's Day.


December Holiday Closures for Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center

The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center, located on the UCSB campus, will be closed December 21-23 and December 28-30 for the Christmas and New Years holidays.


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.


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.


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.


Coastal Cleanup Day a Great Success!

By Leslie Robinson Sep 16, 2012 - Trash

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.


Coastal Cleanup Day Is Tomorrow!

By Leslie Robinson Sep 13, 2012 - Trash

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.!


Check Your Number!


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 well as valuable natural resources.


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 for more information.


Free Hazardous Waste Drop-off April 1st


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.