Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Timeless wisdom when it comes to waste issues.
Keeping stuff from being thrown away doesn't start with recycling. Find ways to reduce your trash. Look for ways to reuse or repair items that still function. Explore recyclable items that can't go into your blue bin.
If you or your kids are done with school, and you still have lots of supplies at home, check out the resources below to get them to people in need. Don't let those binders, binder clips, calculators, erasers, file folders, hole punches, notebooks, paper, paper clips, pencils, pens, post-it notes, rulers, staplers, and tape go to waste!
Check out the Related Materials on the side of the page for more school-related products that you can reuse!
Where to go
All of Santa Barbara County (3)
Santa Barbara Area (5)
Goleta & UCSB Area (1)
- Alpha Thrift Store — 5949 Hollister Ave
Santa Ynez Valley (1)
- Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society Treasures Thrift Store — 393 Alisal Road
Lompoc Valley & VAFB (1)
- Vandenberg Air Force Base Thrift Shop — Building 11890, New Mexico Avenue
Santa Maria Valley (2)
Outside Santa Barbara County (2)
- Art and Craft Supplies Reuse
- Book Reuse
- Crayon Recycling
- Electronics Reuse
- Junk Mail Recycling
- Paper Recycling
- Portable Electronics Reuse
- Recycle at School
- School Supplies Reuse
November 13, 2016 by Sam Dickinson - Recycle
November 06, 2016 by Leslie Robinson - Recycle
May 31, 2015 by Sam Dickinson - Recycle
June 13, 2011 by Jeff Simeon - Electronics