This section has everything you need to know about recycling at your home, business, apartment or school.
If you're not sure how to recycle a particular item, find it in the list below or use our search bar at the top of the page.
With identity theft a growing concern, many of us are looking for ways to securely dispose of old documents. The vendors below will destroy all your protected information and recycle the paper while they're at it.
What if I already shredded the paper?
The best way to make sure shredded paper gets recycled is to put it in a clear plastic bag and put that into your blue bin. The workers who sort recyclables will then be able to identify that it's paper for recycling.
What about other items?
You can also contact the companies below to determine whether they shred other items, such as CDs or DVDs. Also check out ways to recycle CDs, DVDs and similar materials here.
Where to go
Santa Barbara Area (4)
Lompoc Valley & VAFB (1)
- Box Shop — 740 North "H" Street
Outside Santa Barbara County (3)
- Document Shredding
- Paper Recycling
- Recycling FAQs
- White Paper and Computer Paper Recycling
- Why Recycle?
November 13, 2016 by Sam Dickinson - Recycle
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