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New Materials Exchange Site Launched for Montecito Residents

By Leslie Robinson Mar 02, 2018 - Reduce & Reuse

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.


Updated Mud Debris Clean-Up Guidelines

By Leslie Robinson Feb 09, 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.


Montecito Debris Removal FAQs Available

By Leslie Robinson Feb 08, 2018

With answers to questions like, "What do I do with mud, rocks, and other debris on my property?", our updated Private Property Debris Removal FAQs provide homeowners with comprehensive information on debris clean-up and disposal.


Free, Year-Round E-Waste Recycling

By Leslie Robinson Feb 07, 2018 - Electronics

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.


Christmas Tree Recycling Info

By Alan Nakashima Dec 30, 2017 - Yard Waste

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 feet tall and remove all ornaments, tinsel, and stands prior to recycling.


Thomas Fire Clean-Up Tips & Guidelines


Our hearts go out to those whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by the recent Thomas Fire. As you begin the recovery phase of this disaster, please use our resources to help you plan for hazardous waste clean-up and debris removal from your home.


Hazardous Waste Center Closed for Holidays


Happy holidays! Please note that the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed during the Christmas and New Year's weekends, from Friday, December 22 through Sunday, December 31.


Ash Clean-up Guidelines

By Leslie Robinson Dec 15, 2017 - Trash

When it's safe to do so, please remember the three C's when preparing to clean up ash at your home or business: Control, Contain, and Capture. Once contained, ash can be put in plastic bags and then placed in trash receptacles.


Waste Reduction Tips for the Holiday Season

By Leslie Robinson Dec 14, 2017 - Reduce & Reuse

Right now, in these weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's, Americans are generating more than one million extra tons of waste each week. That's a whole lot of wasted food, packaging discards, and wrapping paper. Check out our tips to help reduce your impact this holiday season.


Normal Trash Collection Schedule Resumes December 14

By Leslie Robinson Dec 13, 2017 - Recycle, Trash, Yard Waste

Normal residential and commercial solid waste collection services will resume for South Coast communities beginning tomorrow, December 14, 2017 with the exception of the areas of the County currently in mandatory evacuation zones. Solid waste facilities will be open as well.