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Take Our Waste Reduction Survey!

By May 01, 2024 May 01, 2024
The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department kindly requests your help! Please take our survey to share your thoughts and opinions on waste reduction and recycling. The survey should take five minutes or less. Read more...

Meet Food Waste Freddie! Your Local Food Waste Hero.

By Apr 10, 2024 April 10, 2024 - Organics
Come meet Food Waste Freddie! Food Waste Freddie and RRWM team member, Owen Walsh, worked together to create a video showing you how to properly compost your organic waste. In this extraordinary odyssey, Food Waste Freddie learns how composting can be easy and fun, and that there is so much more to composting than just using the right bin. Join Freddie on his journey! You might learn a thing or two, too! Read more...

FREE Household Hazardous Waste Event!

By Mar 31, 2024 March 31, 2024 - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal
ONE WEEK AWAY! We’re excited to welcome residents of the Santa Ynez Valley to our upcoming household hazardous waste and electronics collection event this spring! Read more...

A Friendly Reminder About Strom Debris

By Feb 08, 2024 February 08, 2024 - Clean-Ups
We hope everyone in Santa Barbara fared well in the recent storms that hit our region. This is a great time to remind folks of where to go if disaster debris accumulates where you live or work. We hope you never have to use this information, but if disaster strikes, we have you covered. Read more...

2022/2023 Resource Recovery Waste Management Annual Report

By Feb 01, 2024 February 01, 2024
The RRWMD Annual Report for Solid Waste Management Services for Fiscal Year 2022/23 is now available! In this report, we discuss program updates, event recaps, and share some exciting new photos of our work. Click here to check out the awesome programs that our team has been working on. Read more...

Latest Annual Report Available for County’s Hazardous Waste Collection Program

By Jan 10, 2024 January 10, 2024 - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal
The Fiscal Year 2022-23 Annual Report for the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center is now available for your reading pleasure. We are grateful for another year of providing these services to our community. As always, call us (805) 882-3602 for hazardous waste information. Read more...

Christmas Tree Recycling

By Dec 26, 2023 December 26, 2023 - Organics
It’s that time again! Either have your tree picked up by your trash hauler or drop it off at a free collection site. Just remember to cut trees over 6-feet tall and remove all ornaments, tinsel, and stands prior to recycling. Read more...

Sustainable Purchasing Guide from the RRWM

By Dec 09, 2023 December 09, 2023 - Reduce & Reuse
Making sustainable purchases can help out the planet in so many ways. A lot of our individual environmental impact is directly related to the things that we buy, but some purchases we can’t avoid. There are ways to lessen our impact by making small tweaks and changes to the way we buy things that we want and need. Check out our new Sustainable Purchasing Guide in this article. Read more...

Reduce Your Waste this Holiday Season!

By Dec 01, 2023 December 01, 2023 - Reduce & Reuse
Keep your waste in check this holiday season! LessIsMore.org has a plethora of tips and tricks to prevent and reduce waste during the holidays. Check out this article to review some of our favorites. Read more...

Thanksgiving Facility Closures

By Nov 22, 2023 November 22, 2023 - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal
The Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division of Santa Barbara County Public Works will have limited operations during the Thanksgiving holiday. All facilities will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, and some facilities will reopen on Friday, November 24. We hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving! Read more...
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