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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.

  • County Awarded for Excellence in Solid Waste Management

    August 15, 2017 by Tom Chiarodit - Recycle
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    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) recently awarded its Silver Excellence Award in Integrated Solid Waste Management to the County's Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division. The annual SWANA awards recognize outstanding programs and facilities nationwide that advance the economically and environmentally sound management of solid waste. Read more...
  • Green Business Program Recruiting New Applicants

    July 24, 2017 by Alan Nakashima - Recycle
    Is your business striving to reduce waste, conserve water and energy, and promote alternative transportation? If so, consider applying to be a certified Green Business in Santa Barbara County. Kick-off workshops are scheduled for September. Read more...
  • IV Move-Out 2017

    June 21, 2017 by Leslie Robinson - Clean-Ups
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    Join our Code Enforcement Officer Brad Spencer for an inside glimpse of this year's Isla Vista Move-Out activities. The Move-Out program helps keep IV's streets clean and hazard-free. Additionally, it helps prevent furniture arsons, which were once commonplace during this time of year. Read more...
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