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Alisal Fire’s Impact on the Tajiguas Landfill and Resource Center

On October 11, 2021, areas of the Tajiguas Landfill and the new ReSource Center caught fire due to the fast-moving Alisal Fire. The fire damaged the landfill gas collection system, some heavy equipment, and the biofilter at the ReSource Center MRF. Though we’re disheartened by the damages, we’re very thankful that no one was hurt during the incident. Read more...

FREE Household Hazardous Waste Events!

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

Baron Ranch Closure

In order to prevent the spread of wildfires, the Baron Ranch/Arroyo Quemado Trail is currently closed, and will remain closed until September 17, 2021. This is consistent with the state-wide closure of all California National Forests. Read more...

Olympic Medals Made from E-Waste!

Did you notice anything special about the Olympics this year? We did! The Olympic medals were made out of e-waste! Click here to learn more about electronics recycling and what happens to our devices when we no longer want them. Read more...

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...

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...
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