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.
Several organizations, including Direct Relief International and the Lions Club, collect prescription eyeglasses from opticians and optometrists. The glasses are given to people who could not otherwise afford them, usually in other countries. Help your fellow "four-eyes" and donate old eyeglasses at the locations listed below.
Where to go
All of Santa Barbara County (4)
Santa Barbara Area (1)
- Santa Barbara Public Library System Eastside Branch — 1102 East Montecito Street
Lompoc Valley & VAFB (1)
- Lompoc Public Library — 501 East North Avenue
Santa Maria Valley (2)
Outside Santa Barbara County (5)
- Book Reuse
- Computer and Monitor Reuse
- Computer Repair
- Eyeglasses Reuse
- Glass Container Recycling
- Paperback Books Recycling
- Video Game Reuse
- Window Glass Reuse