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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...

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County is Transitioning to a New Operator for the ReSource Center

In 2016, the County contracted with MSB Investors, LLC (MSB) to construct and operate the facilities at the ReSource Center for ten years. Unfortunately, the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department seeks to terminate this contract as of November 3, 2023, due to MSB’s inability to complete final acceptance testing, maintain site safety, respond to […] Read more...

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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...

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Over 2.8 Tons of Waste Removed on Coastal Cleanup Day

By Sep 28, 2023 in Uncategorized
Last Saturday, 1,224 volunteers participated in Coastal Cleanup Day at 31 sites throughout the County. Initial results are still coming in, but so far early reports indicate an impressive day of action: 5,625 pounds of trash and recyclables were collected, with participants covering an estimated 51 miles, spanning from Rincon to Jalama. Read more...

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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...

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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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CD’s, DVD’s, and Old Tapes Now Accepted at County Facilities!

CD’s, DVD’s, and unused audio and video cassette tapes are once again locally recyclable! For many years, local recycling options for these materials were limited. With streaming services now dominating the market, many folks want to recycle their old disks, but didn’t have a place to go. Now, we can accept disks and other video […] Read more...

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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...

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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...

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Get Green Certified For Earth Day 2023!

By Jan 06, 2023 in Uncategorized
The California Green Business Network are excited to announce our first ever statewide challenge! Most businesses in Santa Barbara County are now eligible for $500 in incentives to help reduce their operational costs and become a certified Green Business. Read more...
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