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Waste Reduction in Action – Rosewood Miramar

By Oct 31, 2023 October 31, 2023
Santa Barbara County is home to the Rosewood Miramar Beach resort (Miramar), a beautiful destination of the Caruso report collection. The Miramar is located just south of the Santa Barbara city limits on the coast of Montecito. When you enter the property, you can see beautiful cottages and inviting landscape. Miramar offers luxurious lounging areas […] Read more...

Over 2.8 Tons of Waste Removed on Coastal Cleanup Day

By Sep 28, 2023 September 28, 2023
Last Saturday, 1,224 volunteers participated in Coastal Cleanup Day at 31 sites throughout the County. Initial results are still coming in, but so far early reports indicate an impressive day of action: 5,625 pounds of trash and recyclables were collected, with participants covering an estimated 51 miles, spanning from Rincon to Jalama. Read more...

New Food Forward Booklet!

By Jul 30, 2023 July 30, 2023 - Organics
We updated our Food Forward booklet and can’t wait to show you! Food waste and food scraps can be easily diverted from the trash. Check out our booklet to find new ways to prevent food waste and learn about food in the waste stream. Buying less food, donating, composting… there are so many ways we can reduce food waste! Read more...

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

By May 24, 2023 May 24, 2023 - 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...

CD’s, DVD’s, and Old Tapes Now Accepted at County Facilities!

By May 04, 2023 May 04, 2023 - Electronics
CD’s, DVD’s, and unused audio and video cassette tapes are once again locally recyclable! For many years, local recycling options for these materials were limited. With streaming services now dominating the market, many folks want to recycle their old disks, but didn’t have a place to go. Now, we can accept disks and other video […] Read more...

“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...

Waste Reduction In Action! January 2023 – CA Coast Naturals

By Jan 02, 2023 January 02, 2023
CA Coast Naturals is a family owned and operated businesses hidden on the Gaviota Coast. The Makela family has been growing olives for over 40 years; however, the family’s history with local farming goes much further back. Craig Makela, the President and owner of CA Coast Naturals and Oleavicin, is the great grandson of the […] Read more...
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