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“Less Is More” Guide Hot Off the Press

By Jan 18, 2023 January 18, 2023 - Recycle, Reduce & Reuse
The newest edition of our “Less Is More” Waste Reduction Guide for Santa Barbara County is now available in hard copy and online. Essentially a printed version of our Less Is More website, the Guide provides tons of helpful information for local residents. Get your free copy today! Read more...

Storm Related Updates from the RRWMD

By Jan 09, 2023 January 09, 2023 - Recycle
SPECIAL NOTICE: Waste collection service from residents and businesses in Montecito who are typically serviced on Tuesdays will be postponed to Saturday due to widespread flooding in the area. Click here for more updates from the RRWMD regarding recent weather events. Read more...

Get Green Certified For Earth Day 2023!

By Jan 06, 2023 January 06, 2023
The California Green Business Network are excited to announce our first ever statewide challenge! Most businesses in Santa Barbara County are now eligible for $500 in incentives to help reduce their operational costs and become a certified Green Business. Read more...

Spring 2023 Green Gardener Certification Classes!

By Jan 03, 2023 January 03, 2023
Join the Green Gardener Program! Students can attend in person or virtually. Classes are free through SBCC’s School of Extended Learning. Check out this article to learn more. Read more...

Christmas Tree Recycling

By Dec 26, 2022 December 26, 2022 - 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...

Be Aware of Proper Battery Disposal this Holiday Season

By Dec 12, 2022 December 12, 2022 - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal
Batteries contain hazardous metals and corrosive materials that pose serious fire, health, and safety threats when improperly discarded. Batteries are considered hazardous waste in California and should NEVER be placed in a trash or recycling bin.  Luckily, proper battery recycling is easy in Santa Barbara County! Read more...

Holiday Facility Closures

By Dec 10, 2022 December 10, 2022 - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal
Happy holidays! Please note that the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed during the Christmas and New Year’s weekends, from Friday, December 24 through Sunday, January 2. Read more...

FREE Kitchen Pail Pick-Up!

By Nov 04, 2022 November 04, 2022 - Organics
Free kitchen pails to collect food scraps are available for County residents! Pick one up from the North County Public Works office during normal operating hours. Click here for more information and driving directions. Read more...

Textiles Recovery is Happening Here!

By Sep 30, 2022 September 30, 2022
The County, in partnership with MarBorg Industries, has relaunched its free textiles program to increase the awareness of textiles recovery opportunities at the County’s South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station and MarBorg’s Recycling Center in Goleta. Acceptable items include clean clothing, clean rags, matching shoes, backpacks, and purses. Read more...

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...
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