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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...

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...

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...

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

By May 27, 2020 in Uncategorized
If you’ve taken advantage of extra time at home to change your own motor oil, be sure to recycle it at one of over 50 free collection centers in Santa Barbara County. Don’t forget your oil filter too! Read more...

Santa Ynez “ABOP” Collection Reopening May 30th!

By May 21, 2020 in Uncategorized
The Saturday “ABOP” collection at the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station will reopen on Saturday May 30. The “ABOP” program accepts antifreeze, batteries, motor oil, and paint. Read more...
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