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California Adopts 75% Recycling Goal

By Jeff Simeon Oct 06, 2011 - Policies, Recycle
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California has always been a national leader in the recycling movement. One reason why is that in 1989 a statewide bill introduced the mandate of 50% materials recycling to the State. Yesterday, on October 6, 2011 the state got a new goal of 75%!

In Santa Barbara County, we have been at or close to 75% recycling for the last few years, as have several local cities. This bill challenges the rest of California to reach our recycling level. It also challenges us to keep up our great track record and continue to expand recycling opportunities in Santa Barbara County.

You can read more about this exciting change and more in a statement from Californians Against Waste. Or you can read the official bill, AB 341.

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LessIsMore.org Reborn!

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LessIsMore.org, the County of Santa Barbara's recycling website, has been completely redesigned!

You can now search for any material you would like to recycle or dispose of and find all the locations near you. Recycling has never been easier.

The site is also jam packed with more information about why certain materials are recyclable, what to do with hazardous waste and electronics, and all sorts of composting information too!

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Trash, Recycling and Green Waste, Oh My!

By Jeff Simeon Apr 09, 2011 - Recycle, Trash, Yard Waste

Learn more about the great three bin system County residents use every day for waste collection in Santa Barbara County. The system helps us to keep over 70% of the waste we generate out of the landfill!



County Television made this great video to explain what happens to the materials in your three bins.

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