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.
All newspaper is recyclable. That was easy! You don't have to worry about separating the inserts or colored pages; they get recycled too.
What about the newspaper bags?
Newspaper bags are NOW recyclable in your blue bin! Take a look at our Plastic Bag Recycling page for more options to recycle them.
Are there other uses for newspaper?
To get the most life out of your newspapers, you can share them with friends or donate recent copies to community groups or nonprofit organizations. Take a look at our Magazine, Catalog and Phone Book Reuse Page for more information.
Black and white newsprint makes good worm composting bedding. Avoid color inks and glossy paper, as they contain materials that could make the worms sick.
Also, there are plenty of crafts, including papier-mâché, that are great for leftover newspapers. Get creative!
Where to go
All of Santa Barbara County (2)
Santa Barbara Area (3)
Goleta & UCSB Area (2)
Santa Ynez Valley (2)
Lompoc Valley & VAFB (2)
Santa Maria Valley (2)
- City of Santa Maria Landfill, aka City of Santa Maria Regional Landfill — 2065 East Main Street
- Waste Management — 1850 West Betteravia Road
Cuyama Valley (2)
Outside Santa Barbara County (1)
- Earth911.com - Information Only — 3481 Plano Parkway
- Cardboard Recycling
- Junk Mail Recycling
- Magazines, Catalogs and Phone Books Recycling
- Newspaper Recycling
- Paper Recycling
- Paperback Books Recycling
- Plastic Bags Recycling
- White Paper and Computer Paper Recycling
- Why Recycle?
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