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Recycling Your Used Motor Oil and Filters Is Easy and Free!

Did you know that motor oil is totally recyclable? Motor oil collects heavy metals and other contaminants as it cycles through our engines. The recycling process cleans the oil and makes it good as new! Take your used oil in for recycling at one of many recycling locations throughout the County. Click here to learn more. Read more...

FREE Household Hazardous Waste Event in April!

We’re excited to welcome residents of the Santa Ynez Valley to our upcoming household hazardous waste and electronics collection events on April11th. Bring items like paint, batteries, pesticides, and more! Read more...

February 18th is National Battery Day!

How are you celebrating National Battery Day on February 18? Battery recycling not only helps sustain the planet but also helps ensure a closed circular loop. Keep batteries out of the landfill and help create new products by recycling them! Read more...

Free Electronics Recycling in Santa Barbara County!

Recycle your e-waste for free, year-round, in Santa Barbara County. Many locations throughout the County will accept your e-waste. Click here to find an e-waste collector near you, as well as some helpful recycling tips. Read more...

New Eucalyptus and Oleander Separation Requirements

By Jan 03, 2021 in Uncategorized
Poisonous vegetation (plants that contain toxins) cannot be added to the green waste you take to the County’s recycling and transfer stations. Starting in January, this will now include Eucalyptus and Oleander. Read more...

America Recycles Day is November 15!

By Oct 31, 2020 in Uncategorized - Recycle
We are celebrating America Recycles Day on November 15! You can too by brushing up on local recycling options. It’s 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...

New Food Forward Booklet!

By Oct 30, 2020 in Uncategorized - Organics
We updated our Food Forward booklet and can’t wait to show you! Food waste and food scraps can be easily diverted from the trash. Check out our booklet to find new ways to prevent food waste and learn about food in the waste stream. Buying less food, donating, composting… there are so many ways we can reduce food waste! Read more...

FREE Deconstruction and Reuse Classes at SBCC

By Jul 13, 2020 in Uncategorized
SBCC is offering free Zoom classes this summer on Deconstruction and Reuse. The classes are being held June 29 through August 3 on Monday evenings and cover the techniques, tools, and safety practices of deconstructing buildings and structures. Read more...

July 4th Hazardous Waste Center Holiday Closure

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed on Saturday, July 4th; however, the center will be open as usual from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 5th. Read more...

Carpinteria ABOP Center Reopened

The City of Carpinteria’s ABOP Center has reopened following its temporary closure due to COVID-19. The center is open the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Read more...
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