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Santa Ynez Transfer Station’s Saturday “ABOP” Program On Hold

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the County is temporarily suspending its Saturday “ABOP” program at the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station for the collection of antifreeze, automotive batteries, motor oil, and paint. Read more...

Reminder: Santa Ynez Valley Hazardous Waste Collection Event Postponed

By Apr 03, 2020
Due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, the County has postponed the Santa Ynez Valley Hazardous Waste Collection Event originally scheduled for April 5. As soon as a new date is confirmed, we’ll post it in our events section. Please stay tuned! Read more...

Hazardous Waste Collection Center Temporarily Closed – Updated 3/30/20

Due to COVID-19 precautions, including the Governor’s statewide shelter-in-place directive, the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center at UCSB is temporarily closed through at least the end of April. Read more...

Status of County Transfer Stations During Social Distancing Mandate

By Mar 24, 2020
The County’s transfer stations are currently open to the public, as they’re deemed an essential part of our community’s waste management services. To protect the community and our staff during mandated social distancing, we request that only essential materials be brought to the facilities during this time. Read more...

Bulk Food Storage During Quarantine

By Mar 18, 2020
Storing food safely is a great way to preserve our resources and get the most bang for the buck. As you are hunkering down at home, check out this article to help keep your food safe and prevent food waste. Read more...

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 - Reduce & Reuse, Recycle
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 - Reduce & Reuse, Recycle
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...
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