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Take Our Waste Reduction Survey!

By May 01, 2024 in Uncategorized
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...

FREE Household Hazardous Waste Event!

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

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...

Christmas Tree Recycling

By Dec 26, 2023 in Uncategorized - Organics
It’s that time again! Either have your tree picked up by your trash hauler or drop it off at a free collection site. Just remember to cut trees over 6-feet tall and remove all ornaments, tinsel, and stands prior to recycling. Read more...

Sustainable Purchasing Guide from the RRWM

Making sustainable purchases can help out the planet in so many ways. A lot of our individual environmental impact is directly related to the things that we buy, but some purchases we can’t avoid. There are ways to lessen our impact by making small tweaks and changes to the way we buy things that we want and need. Check out our new Sustainable Purchasing Guide in this article. Read more...

Reduce Your Waste this Holiday Season!

Keep your waste in check this holiday season! LessIsMore.org 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...

America Recycles Day is November 15!

By Nov 10, 2023 in Uncategorized - 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...

Waste Reduction in Action – Rosewood Miramar

By Oct 31, 2023 in Uncategorized
Santa Barbara County is home to the Rosewood Miramar Beach resort (Miramar), a beautiful destination of the Caruso report collection. The Miramar is located just south of the Santa Barbara city limits on the coast of Montecito. When you enter the property, you can see beautiful cottages and inviting landscape. Miramar offers luxurious lounging areas […] Read more...

New Food Forward Booklet!

By Jul 30, 2023 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...

Did you know that used motor oil and oil filters are recyclable?

Used oil and oil filters are hazardous waste, but thankfully, they are completely recyclable when disposed of correctly! Don’t dump your used oil and filters. Click here for recycling information and collection locations throughout the County. Read more...
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