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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...

County’s ReSource Center Is Helping Many Residents Recycle their Organics

By Jan 20, 2022 in Uncategorized - Organics
What’s the story with our yard waste and food scraps? Per new state laws, businesses and residents are required to participate in an organic waste recovery program beginning in January 2022. Fortunately, the County’s long-standing organics recycling programs and new ReSource Center will ensure that our community achieves compliance with the new requirements. Read more...

Christmas Tree Recycling

By Dec 23, 2021 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...

America Recycles Day is November 15!

By Nov 10, 2021 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...

The 2021 Alisal Fire Briefly Closed ReSource Center due to Minor Damage

Updates as of December 21, 2021: Thanks to staff efforts, the ReSource Center and landfill were able to reopen only two weeks after the start of the fire, Refugio Road received minor damage from the storms, and storm runoff flowed smoothly to the ocean. 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...
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