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  • North County Solid Waste Hauler Transition

    June 01, 2024 by Kaitlyn Haberlin - Reduce & Reuse
    Do you live in the unincorporated areas of the Lompoc Valley, Santa Ynez Valley, or Santa Maria Valley? Then your solid waste hauler is changing on July 1, 2024! Our team put together the FAQ below to help you with any questions you may have during this change. Read more...
  • Take Our Waste Reduction Survey!

    May 01, 2024 by Kaitlyn Haberlin
    The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department kindly requests your help! Please take our survey to share your thoughts and opinions on waste reduction and recycling. The survey should take five minutes or less. Read more...
  • 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...
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