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Hazardous Waste Center Closed Easter Sunday

By Apr 19, 2019
The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center, located on the UCSB campus, will be closed on Sunday, April 21, 2019 in observance of the Easter holiday. Residents can drop off waste on Saturday, April 20 during our normal hours, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our small business collection program, which is open on Fridays by appointment, […] Read more...

Free, Year-Round E-Waste Recycling

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...

Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project Highlighted in KCRW Story

By Mar 04, 2019 - ReSource Center
Thank you to KCRW for featuring the County’s waste reduction efforts in a recent story about the Tajiguas Landfill. The story highlights our new Resource Recovery Project, which is currently under construction and projected to open in 2021. The Project includes a new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to sort recyclables and organics from the trash, and an anaerobic digester to process organics. Read more...

April 7th Hazardous Waste Collection Event

On Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 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. Bring items like old paint, automotive fluids, pesticides, TVs, computer equipment, and much more. Read more...

Christmas Tree Recycling Time

By Dec 29, 2018 - Organics
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...

Keep Your Waste in Check This Holiday Season

By Dec 21, 2018 - 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. Read more...

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 21 through Sunday, December 30. Read more...

Construction Begins at the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project

By Dec 03, 2018 - ReSource Center
After more than a decade of planning, on Monday December 3, 2018, ground was finally broken at the Tajiguas Landfill, marking the start of construction of the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project. Read more...

Additional Locations Available for Medication Disposal

By Nov 26, 2018
Do you have expired or unwanted medications that you’d like to dispose of? You can drop them off at one of over 30 free collection sites located throughout the county. Locations include pharmacies, clinics, and law enforcement stations. Read more...

New “Less Is More” Guide Hot Off the Press

By Nov 20, 2018 - Reduce & Reuse, Recycle
The newest edition of our “Less Is More” Waste Reduction Guide for Santa Barbara County is now available in hard copy and online. Get your free copy today! Read more...
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