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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...

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Holiday Facility Closures

Happy holidays! Please note that the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed during the Christmas and New Year’s weekends, from Friday, December 24 through Sunday, January 2. Read more...

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FREE Kitchen Pail Pick-Up!

By Nov 04, 2022 in Uncategorized - Organics
Free kitchen pails to collect food scraps are available for County residents! Pick one up from the North County Public Works office during normal operating hours. Click here for more information and driving directions. Read more...

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Textiles Recovery is Happening Here!

By Sep 30, 2022 in Uncategorized
The County, in partnership with MarBorg Industries, has relaunched its free textiles program to increase the awareness of textiles recovery opportunities at the County’s South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station and MarBorg’s Recycling Center in Goleta. Acceptable items include clean clothing, clean rags, matching shoes, backpacks, and purses. Read more...

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Over 3 Tons of Waste Removed in Santa Barbara County on Coastal Cleanup Day

By Sep 26, 2022 in Uncategorized - Clean-Ups
Coastal Clean Up Day occurred on September 17 and took place at over 32 different sites across Santa Barbara County. The County’s Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division is a proud partner of Explore Ecology, the local organizer of Coastal Clean Up Day. Check out this press release published by Explore Ecology to learn more about the event and its many successes. Read more...

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Facility Tours Offered During Creek Week!

By Sep 12, 2022 in Uncategorized
Creek Week is an annual celebration of our creeks, watersheds, and the ocean, with many organizations hosting events to help build awareness and stewardship of the natural treasures of Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Carpinteria. Check out Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division’s facilities that are available to tour. Read more...

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NEW Online Appointment Request System for Small Businesses Using the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center

Now available, the Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division is providing direct online access for small businesses, qualified as Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQGs), to request appointments for bringing materials to the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center. Visit our CESQG Appointment Request page or visit our Businesses with Hazardous Waste page for more information. Read more...

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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...

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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...

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Composting Workshop at the Solvang Library!

By May 19, 2022 in Uncategorized - Organics
Composting workshop happening TODAY (May 19) at the Solvang Library from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Click here for more information on the workshop, composting, and where to buy a composting bin. Read more...
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