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Plastic Bags Are Trash

By Carlyle Johnston Sep 17, 2018
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Due to a lack of markets and their propensity to contaminate other recyclables, plastic bags and film plastics, such as plastic wrapping, cling wrap, and small plastic pouches, are not currently recyclable in any of the jurisdictions in Santa Barbara County. Please do not place these items in your blue recycling container at home or at work.

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Latest Annual Report Available for County's Hazardous Waste Collection Program

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The Fiscal Year 2017-18 Annual Report for the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center is now available for your reading pleasure.

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Coastal Clean-Up Day This Saturday!

By Leslie Robinson Sep 10, 2018 - Clean-Ups
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Join the County and Explore Ecology for this year's Coastal Clean-Up Day on Saturday, September 15, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at various beaches and creeks countywide.

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New Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project Video

By Carlyle Johnston Jun 19, 2018

Check out our newest video on the County's Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project.

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Non-Hazardous Waste Permit Application

For those interested in applying for a Non-Hazardous Waste Permit from the County, the application can be found here. Please fill it out and send it back to us.

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County Programs Available to Reduce Organic Waste

By Sam Dickinson Apr 09, 2018 - Yard Waste
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Read about the County's free programs to reduce organic waste in our latest press release. From free composting workshops and mulch to low-cost compost bins, the County has a number of ways to help you prevent organics from ending up in the landfill.

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Free Recycling Centers Available for Motor Oil and Filters

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With spring in the air, 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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Updated Mud Debris Clean-Up Guidelines

By Leslie Robinson Mar 02, 2018

For the latest resources available for the disposal of mud and storm debris from private properties, please download our Mud Debris Clean-Up Guidelines. The flyer provides information on local permitted haulers, facilities that can accept the debris, and what to do if you encounter hazardous materials on your property, among other helpful information.

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New Materials Exchange Site Launched for Montecito Residents

By Leslie Robinson Mar 02, 2018 - Reduce & Reuse
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The new exchange site will facilitate the sharing of usable natural materials, such as rocks, soil, and mulch, and will help reduce homeowners' disposal costs, as well as limit the amount of debris heading to area landfills.

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Hazardous Waste Collection Event April 8 in Santa Ynez

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This Sunday, April 8, 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 in Los Olivos. 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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