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

By Sep 26, 2022 September 26, 2022 - 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...

Facility Tours Offered During Creek Week!

By Sep 12, 2022 September 12, 2022
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...

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

By Jul 01, 2022 July 01, 2022 - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal
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...

AB 1276 – Single-Use Foodware Accessories and Standard Condiments

By Jun 01, 2022 June 01, 2022 - 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...

Did you know that used motor oil and oil filters are recyclable?

By May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022 - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal
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...

Lions, Bears, and Bobcats, Oh My!

By May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022 - ReSource Center
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...

Composting Workshop at the Solvang Library!

By May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022 - 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...

Santa Barbara County Earns National Achievement Award for Resiliency

By May 11, 2022 May 11, 2022 - ReSource Center
Santa Barbara County was recently awarded an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties in recognition of the ReSource Center. This is a national award that highlights innovative and effective government programs. You can learn more about this award and the ReSource Center’s benefits in this article. Read more...

2020/2021 Resource Recovery Waste Management Annual Report

By Apr 21, 2022 April 21, 2022
The RRWMD Annual Report for Solid Waste Management Services for Fiscal Year 2020/21 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...

FREE Household Hazardous Waste Events!

By Mar 25, 2022 March 25, 2022 - 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 this spring! Thanks to Clean California and Caltrans for helping us offer this extra special event in New Cuyama. Read more...
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