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.
Buying and Selling Used
Everyone is familiar with pre-owned cars, but you may not think of this as a waste prevention technique. Driving and maintaining even a clunker uses less materials than building a new car. And we all know how much less expensive it is. Some locations listed below will help you sell your still functioning vehicle.
What if it's Broken?
Repairing almost always uses less resources than buying new. However, if the car is really broken, it can be reclaimed for its valuable metal and parts.
Where to go
All of Santa Barbara County (2)
Santa Barbara Area (1)
- MarBorg Industries — 119 North Quarantina Street
Goleta & UCSB Area (2)
Lompoc Valley & VAFB (2)
Santa Maria Valley (4)
Outside Santa Barbara County (1)
- Automotive Batteries
- Automotive Fluids
- Motor Oil
- Motor Oil Filters
- Tires Recycling
- Vehicles and Vehicular Parts Reuse
- Window Glass Reuse