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Alisal Fire’s Impact on the Tajiguas Landfill and Resource Center

By Oct 20, 2021 October 20, 2021 - ReSource Center
On October 11, 2021, areas of the Tajiguas Landfill and the new ReSource Center caught fire due to the fast-moving Alisal Fire. The fire damaged the landfill gas collection system, some heavy equipment, and the biofilter at the ReSource Center MRF. Though we’re disheartened by the damages, we’re very thankful that no one was hurt during the incident. Read more...

Another Impactful Coastal Cleanup Day Event

By Sep 24, 2021 September 24, 2021 - Clean-Ups
During this year’s event, 1,287 volunteers in Santa Barbara County helped clean up 5,211 pounds of trash and over 892 pounds of recyclables for a total of 6,104 pounds, or 3.05 tons of waste! Read more...

FREE Household Hazardous Waste Events!

By Aug 31, 2021 August 31, 2021 - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal
We’re excited to welcome residents of the Santa Ynez Valley and Cuyama Valley to our upcoming household hazardous waste and electronics collection events in October. Bring items like paint, batteries, pesticides, and more! Read more...

Baron Ranch Closure

By August 31, 2021 - Reduce & Reuse
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...

Give Old Clothes a New Life!

By Aug 30, 2021 August 30, 2021 - Reduce & Reuse
Textiles can be recycled in Santa Barbara! Old shirts, backpacks, matching pairs of shoes, and clean rags are accepted at the County’s South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station. Read more...

Take a Tour of the ReSource Center!

By Aug 20, 2021 August 20, 2021 - ReSource Center
Come take a tour of the new ReSource Center! Learn all about what happens to our waste and where it goes. Here you can experience first-hand, the behind-the-scenes of the trash and recyclables sorting operations. Read more...

Olympic Medals Made from E-Waste!

By Aug 11, 2021 August 11, 2021 - Electronics
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...

Hazardous Waste Disposal Options in Santa Barbara County

By Jun 04, 2021 June 04, 2021 - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal
Need to know where you can take your hazardous waste, such as old paint, automotive fluids, and batteries, in Santa Barbara County? Look no further! This article covers all the hazardous waste basics. Read more...

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

By Apr 16, 2021 April 16, 2021 - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal
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 April 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...
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