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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...

The ReSource Center is Happening and Redefining Waste Recovery!

By Apr 15, 2021 - ReSource Center
Click here to learn about the ReSource Center project and what it means for your and our community’s waste. See the latest operations at the materials recovery facility and the completion of construction of the anaerobic digester. E-mail us at any time if you have questions about this project. Read more...

Welcome to the Arroyo Quemado Trail on the Baron Ranch!

By Apr 08, 2021
The Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division is opening up the Arroyo Quemado Trail located at Baron Ranch. We invite you to come enjoy our beautiful central coast wilderness with us. Read more...

FREE Household Hazardous Waste Event in April!

We’re excited to welcome residents of the Santa Ynez Valley to our upcoming household hazardous waste and electronics collection events on April11th. Bring items like paint, batteries, pesticides, and more! Read more...

Hazardous Waste Center Closed for Easter Holiday

The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center, located on the UCSB campus, will be closed on Sunday, April 4, 2021 in observance of the Easter holiday. Business appointments will not be affected. 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!

By Feb 02, 2021 - Electronics
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...

2019/2020 Resource Recovery Waste Management Annual Report Now Available!

By Jan 11, 2021
The RRWMD Annual Report for Solid Waste Management Services for Fiscal Year 2019/20 is now available! In this report, we discuss program updates, event recaps, and exciting information about the ReSource Center. Click here to check out the awesome programs that our team has been working on. Read more...

New Eucalyptus and Oleander Separation Requirements

By Jan 03, 2021
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...

“Less Is More” Guide Hot Off the Press

By Dec 22, 2020
Drum roll, please…The new Less Is More Guide is here! Click here to check out the new go-to resource for recycling and waste reduction in Santa Barbara County. We also include some fun facts about e-waste, food scraps, and more! This guide is also published in hard copy and sent to various locations throughout the County. Read more...
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