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This site is the ultimate waste reduction resource for residents of Santa Barbara County. Knowing what to reduce, reuse and recycle can be tough. What goes where and why? For a quick answer, watch our video. You can also use our search tool to look up a particular item that you're not sure what to do with. Or peruse the tabs above to learn more about hazardous waste, electronics recycling, home composting and much more.

  • FREE Kitchen Pail Pick-Up!

    November 04, 2022 by Sam Dickinson - Organics
    Free kitchen pails to collect food scraps are available for County residents! Pick one up from the North County Public Works office during normal operating hours. Click here for more information and driving directions. Read more...
  • Textiles Recovery is Happening Here!

    September 30, 2022 by Tori Kampmann
    The County, in partnership with MarBorg Industries, has relaunched its free textiles program to increase the awareness of textiles recovery opportunities at the County’s South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station and MarBorg’s Recycling Center in Goleta. Acceptable items include clean clothing, clean rags, matching shoes, backpacks, and purses. Read more...
  • Over 3 Tons of Waste Removed in Santa Barbara County on Coastal Cleanup Day

    September 26, 2022 by Mackie Forgey - Clean-Ups
    Coastal Clean Up Day occurred on September 17 and took place at over 32 different sites across Santa Barbara County. The County’s Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division is a proud partner of Explore Ecology, the local organizer of Coastal Clean Up Day. Check out this press release published by Explore Ecology to learn more about the event and its many successes. Read more...
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