Practices and Policies
There are lots of emerging issues in the waste management field. In this section we highlight policies that the County of Santa Barbara supports as well as practices other jurisdictions can learn from.
This is the newest section on LessIsMore.org and will continue to grow as the recycling and waste management systems in California change.
Ever wonder why the products you buy come with so much packaging, or why retail stores don't take back and recycle the items they sell? We certainly do. Learn more about the County's efforts to support product stewardship, an important waste reduction strategy, by clicking here. You can also download the County's Resolution to Support Extended Producer Responsibility.
The County's new franchise agreements for the collection of refuse, recyclables, and green waste incorporate various programs and initiatives that help benefit our environment. Visit our Green Franchises page for more information.
For nearly a decade the County of Santa Barbara has had a Mandatory Commercial Recycling Program for businesses in the unincorporated areas of the county. Read about the ins and outs of the program, including compliance and enforcement, by clicking here.
More to come!
Stay tuned for information about the County's Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris ordinances that help reduce the amount of C&D material going to the landfill.