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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.

  • Reduce Your Waste this Holiday Season!

    December 01, 2023 by Kaitlyn Haberlin - Reduce & Reuse
    Keep your waste in check this holiday season! has a plethora of tips and tricks to prevent and reduce waste during the holidays. Check out this article to review some of our favorites. Read more...
  • Thanksgiving Facility Closures

    November 22, 2023 by Tori Kampmann - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal
    The Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division of Santa Barbara County Public Works will have limited operations during the Thanksgiving holiday. All facilities will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, and some facilities will reopen on Friday, November 24. We hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving! Read more...
  • America Recycles Day is November 15!

    November 10, 2023 by Kaitlyn Haberlin - Recycle
    We are celebrating America Recycles Day on November 15! You can too by brushing up on local recycling options. It can be tricky to know what can and can’t go into your blue bin. Metals, glass, paper, and some plastics are great recycling candidates. Find all of the details here. Read more...
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