Blue Bin Recycling
Place items in this section into your commingled recycling container if you have recycling service at your home, business, apartment or school.
You may also recycle at locations listed in this section.
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 E Main St
- Waste Management — 1850 West Betteravia Road
Cuyama Valley (1)
- *New Cuyama Transfer Station — 5073 Highway 166
Outside Santa Barbara County (3)
- Cardboard and Paperboard
- Colored Paper and Junk Mail
- Magazines, Catalogs and Phone Books
- Paperback Books
- Plastic Bags
- White Paper and Computer Paper
- Why Recycle?
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April 09, 2011 by Jeff Simeon - Recycle