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Free, Year-Round E-Waste Recycling

By Feb 04, 2020 - 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. Read more...

New Options for Recycling Old Textiles

By Jan 01, 2020 - Recycle, Reduce & Reuse
In collaboration with MarBorg Industries, the County is excited to participate in a new textiles recycling program. Old and unwanted clothing items can be dropped off at the South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station, Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Read more...

County Receives Merit Award from CSAC

By Dec 26, 2019 - ReSource Center
The County’s Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division recently received a merit award from the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) for the ReSource Center (formerly known as the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project). Among other benefits, the ReSource Center will boost the community’s recycling rate and generate green energy and compost.  Read more...

Christmas Tree Recycling

By Dec 23, 2019 - Organics
It’s that time again! 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. Read more...

“Less Is More” Guide Hot Off the Press

By Dec 05, 2019 - Recycle, Reduce & Reuse
The newest edition of our Spanish “Less Is More” Waste Reduction Guide for Santa Barbara County is now available in hard copy and online. Essentially a printed version of our Less Is More website, the Guide provides tons of helpful information for local residents. Get your free copy today! Read more...

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

The Fiscal Year 2018-19 Annual Report for the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center is now available for your reading pleasure. Read more...

America Recycles Day November 15th

By Nov 08, 2019 - Recycle
Thank you for visiting our website and helping us celebrate America Recycles Day! LessIsMore.org is the County’s ultimate recycling resource. You’ll find everything you need to know about why, what, where, and how to recycle. Read more...

Compost Your Pumpkins (and other organics)!

By Nov 01, 2019 - Organics
Got a moldy pumpkin on your hands? Be sure to compost it rather than throw it in the trash. Food scraps (including pumpkins) generate methane when they’re buried in a landfill. Why not compost your pumpkins to produce a nutrient-rich soil amendment that’s great for your garden! Read more...

Free Hazardous Waste Events October 5 & 6

By Sep 30, 2019
Cuyama Valley and Santa Ynez Valley residents, join us on October 5th and 6th at our free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Events! Bring items like old paint, automotive fluids, pesticides, TVs, computer equipment, and much more. Check out our event section or click here for more details. Read more...

New Food Forward Booklet Available!

By Aug 21, 2019
We’re excited to introduce our latest waste reduction resource for local schools, Food Forward: School Edition! The booklet guides teachers and administrators on ways to reduce food waste on campus. You’ll find case studies of successful school programs, tips for setting up share tables, and step-by-step instructions for composting. Read more...
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