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  • Meet Food Waste Freddie! Your Local Food Waste Hero.

    April 10, 2024 by Sam Dickinson - Organics
    Come meet Food Waste Freddie! Food Waste Freddie and RRWM team member, Owen Walsh, worked together to create a video showing you how to properly compost your organic waste. In this extraordinary odyssey, Food Waste Freddie learns how composting can be easy and fun, and that there is so much more to composting than just using the right bin. Join Freddie on his journey! You might learn a thing or two, too! Read more...
  • FREE Household Hazardous Waste Event!

    March 31, 2024 by Kaitlyn Haberlin - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal
    ONE WEEK AWAY! We’re excited to welcome residents of the Santa Ynez Valley to our upcoming household hazardous waste and electronics collection event this spring! Read more...
  • A Friendly Reminder About Strom Debris

    February 08, 2024 by Kaitlyn Haberlin - Clean-Ups
    We hope everyone in Santa Barbara fared well in the recent storms that hit our region. This is a great time to remind folks of where to go if disaster debris accumulates where you live or work. We hope you never have to use this information, but if disaster strikes, we have you covered. Read more...
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