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Green Business Program Recruiting New Applicants

Is your business striving to reduce waste, conserve water and energy, and promote alternative transportation? If so, consider applying to be a certified Green Business in Santa Barbara County. Kick-off workshops are scheduled for September.

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IV Move-Out 2017

By Leslie Robinson Jun 21, 2017 - Clean-Ups
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Join our Code Enforcement Officer Brad Spencer for an inside glimpse of this year's Isla Vista Move-Out activities. The Move-Out program helps keep IV's streets clean and hazard-free. Additionally, it helps prevent furniture arsons, which were once commonplace during this time of year.

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Easy Battery Recycling at Curbside

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Did you know you can recycle your household batteries at the curb? Simply put your old batteries in a clear plastic bag (tape the ends for rechargeables) and place the bag on top of your curbside recycling bin. It's that easy!

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Recycling Centers Available Countywide for Motor Oil and Filters

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With summer soon upon us, make sure your vehicle is in top shape for upcoming vacation travel. If you change your own oil, recycle it at no charge at one of over 50 drop-off locations in the County. And don't forget your oil filters!

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Put a Stop to Unwanted Phone Books

By Leslie Robinson May 22, 2017 - Reduce & Reuse
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If you no longer use a phone book and don’t want one delivered to your home or business, check out this new video by the Product Stewardship Institute. Then easily opt-out of receiving future books.

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Mini Composting Workshops this Thursday at SBCC's Earth Day Event

By Sam Dickinson Apr 17, 2017 - Yard Waste
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Join us this Thursday, April 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for free mini composting workshops at Santa Barbara City College's Earth Day Event. Learn all about the benefits of composting food scraps and other organics at home.

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Hazardous Waste Center Closed Easter Sunday

The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed this Sunday, April 16 in observance of the Easter holiday. The Center will resume operations on Friday, April 21 for businesses (appointment required) and Saturday, April 22 for households (no appointment needed).

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Hazardous Waste Collection Event April 2 in Santa Ynez

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On Sunday, April 2, the County Public Works Department will host a free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event at the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station. Stop by any time between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. with items like old paint, automotive fluids, pesticides, TVs, computer equipment, and much more.

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Free, Year-Round E-Waste Recycling

By Leslie Robinson Feb 13, 2017 - Electronics
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Are you storing old TVs, computers, and other electronics at home, waiting for the next recycling event? No need to wait! Stop by one of the County's free drop-off sites any time we're open.

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It's Christmas Tree Recycling Time!

By Alan Nakashima Dec 25, 2016
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Either have your tree picked up by your trash hauler or drop it off at a free collection site. Just remember to cut trees over 6 ft. tall and remove all ornaments, tinsel, and stands prior to recycling.

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