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“Less Is More” Guide Hot Off the Press

The newest edition of our “Less Is More” Waste Reduction Guide for Santa Barbara County is now available in hard copy and online. Essentially a printed version of our Less Is More website, the Guide provides tons of helpful information for local residents. Get your free copy today! Read more...

Storm Related Updates from the RRWMD

By Jan 09, 2023 in Uncategorized - Recycle
SPECIAL NOTICE: Waste collection service from residents and businesses in Montecito who are typically serviced on Tuesdays will be postponed to Saturday due to widespread flooding in the area. Click here for more updates from the RRWMD regarding recent weather events. Read more...

Spring 2023 Green Gardener Certification Classes!

By Jan 03, 2023 in Uncategorized
Join the Green Gardener Program! Students can attend in person or virtually. Classes are free through SBCC’s School of Extended Learning. Check out this article to learn more. Read more...

Christmas Tree Recycling

By Dec 26, 2022 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...

Be Aware of Proper Battery Disposal this Holiday Season

Batteries contain hazardous metals and corrosive materials that pose serious fire, health, and safety threats when improperly discarded. Batteries are considered hazardous waste in California and should NEVER be placed in a trash or recycling bin.  Luckily, proper battery recycling is easy in Santa Barbara County! Read more...

AB 1276 – Single-Use Foodware Accessories and Standard Condiments

By Jun 01, 2022 in Uncategorized - Recycle
AB 1276 builds on California’s existing efforts to combat waste from single-use items. Providing food and beverage accessories only upon request to customers will significantly reduce unnecessary waste and save businesses and local governments money. 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...

Lions, Bears, and Bobcats, Oh My!

Santa Barbara County’s Baron Ranch is filled with all kinds of wildlife, and human hikers too! We have special cameras to help monitor wildlife here. In this article we share some of our favorite photos. 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 this spring! Thanks to Clean California and Caltrans for helping us offer this extra special event in New Cuyama. Read more...

Mulch Program Updates!

By Mar 14, 2022 in Uncategorized - Organics
Attention all gardeners, landscapers, or just about anyone who loves free mulch! Santa Barbara County will no longer be producing our screened mulch product, but our regular mulch will still be available and is a great product for your garden. All mulching operations, like deliveries and the load-your-own pile, will continue to be available and will not be affected. Read more...
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