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About Us is the County of Santa Barbara's Recycling website.

The site was conceived, born, and nurtured by proud parents at the County of Santa Barbara Public Works Department's Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division.

Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division

The Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division (RR&WMD) is the Public Works division devoted to waste issues in Santa Barbara County. The Division is responsible for the cost-effective management of solid wastes and some utilities in the County.

The Division's comprehensive program includes collection, recycling, and disposal of solid waste, as well as reducing illegal dumping. If trash or recycling is involved, we are the division that deals with it.

Download our most recent Annual Report for Solid Waste Management Services (Fiscal Year 2017-18) by clicking here.

You can also read more about us on the County's Public Works website.

What about this site? has been the Division's way to communicate with the public about recycling and hazardous waste programs and events since 1999. In 2011, 2.0 was released to include much of the information in the Division's Recycling Resource Guide. The guide includes extremely comprehensive listings of ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

If you want to check if a material or item is trash or recyclable, this site aims to tell you as fast as possible. The extensive listing of locations aims to help people in all areas of the County.

If you have any other questions about this site or the Division, please contact us.

You can also visit our staff directory if you have questions about a specific program or topic.

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