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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...

Mulch Program Updates!

By Mar 14, 2022 March 14, 2022 - Organics
Attention all gardeners, landscapers, or just about anyone who loves free mulch! Santa Barbara County will no longer be producing our screened mulch product, but our regular mulch will still be available and is a great product for your garden. All mulching operations, like deliveries and the load-your-own pile, will continue to be available and will not be affected. Read more...

Green Business Program’s Central Coast Sustainable Business Challenge 

By Mar 10, 2022 March 10, 2022 - Reduce & Reuse
The California Green Business Network and the Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County are pleased to present a Sustainable Business Challenge for businesses in Santa Barbara County! Businesses are eligible for $500 in incentives as long as they complete their certification between April 1 and June 30, 2022. Read more...
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