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This site is the ultimate waste reduction resource for residents of Santa Barbara County. Knowing what to reduce, reuse and recycle can be tough. What goes where and why? For a quick answer, watch our video. You can also use our search tool to look up a particular item that you're not sure what to do with. Or peruse the tabs above to learn more about hazardous waste, electronics recycling, home composting and much more.

  • Free Recycling Event April 12th in Santa Ynez

    April 02, 2015 by Leslie Robinson - Electronics
    Join us on Sunday, April 12, at the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station for our biannual Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event. Stop by any time between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. with items like old paint, automotive fluids, pesticides, TVs, computer equipment, and much more. Read more...
  • Hazardous Waste Center Closed Easter Sunday

    March 31, 2015 by Leslie Robinson - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal
    The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed on Sunday, April 5 in observance of the Easter holiday. The Center will resume operations on Friday, April 10 for businesses (appointment required), and Saturday, April 11 for households (no appointment needed). Read more...
  • Free, Year-Round E-Waste Recycling

    March 19, 2015 by Leslie Robinson - Electronics
    Are you storing old TVs, computers, and other electronics at home, waiting for the next recycling event? No need to wait! Stop by one of the County's free drop-off sites any time we're open. Read more...
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