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Free Landfill and Transfer Station Tours Offered


Have you ever wondered what happens to your trash and recyclables once they're hauled away? Get all your questions answered during one of our free Tajiguas Landfill or South Coast Recycling & Transfer Station tours.


2014-15 Edition of English Recycling Resource Guide Now Available


Our latest edition of the Recycling Resource Guide for Santa Barbara County is now available in hard copy and online.


Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, Sept 21

By Sam Dickinson Sep 19, 2013 in Press Releases - Trash

Come out for Santa Barbara County's 2013 Coastal Cleanup Day!


Spring Composting Workshops


Join the County at one of three backyard composting workshops scheduled in May and June. Whether you're looking to keep food scraps out of the landfill, improve your current composting operation, or have never heard of composting but are interested in giving it a try, these workshops are for you!


America Recycles Day Every Day!


In celebration of America Recycles Day, bring your old, unwanted electronics to one of the County's free and convenient drop-off sites. Items like TVs, computers, DVD players, stereos, and cell phones can be recycled at no charge at any of the County's Recycling and Transfer Stations.


Free Hazardous Waste Drop-off April 1st


If you’re tired of seeing those old paint cans in the garage or that old jug of used motor oil in the back shed, bring them to the County's upcoming household hazardous waste collection event on Sunday, April 1st at the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station.


Mulch Madness Begins: Rebates for Mulching!

By Jeff Simeon Feb 23, 2012 in Press Releases - Yard Waste

Using County mulch could not only save you water and beautify your garden, you could get rebates from your water provider too!

County residents can participate in Mulch Madness by adding mulch to their landscapes to improve the health and water-saving capacity of their gardens - - and certain water providers offer cash rebates to help subsidize the cost of materials. Best of all, those rebates aren’t limited to mulch, but also pertain to other “smart landscaping” improvements such as switching to drip irrigation, turf removal, planting water-wise plants, and making other changes which reduce water usage in the garden.


Green Business Program Luncheon Honors Nine Newest Members

By Jeff Simeon Feb 16, 2012 in Press Releases

The Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County celebrated the most recent Santa Barbara County businesses to achieve the Green Business certification at a luncheon February 15. The companies most recently certified are: Aqua-Flo Supply (Goleta), the Chumash Casino Resort –Hotel (Santa Ynez), Santa Barbara Airbus (Goleta), True Nature (Goleta), four UCSB Dining Commons, and Z Folio Gallery (Solvang).


Free Hazardous Waste Drop-off October 1 & 2


If you’re tired of seeing those old paint cans in the garage or that old jug of used motor oil in the back shed, bring them to an upcoming household hazardous waste collection event. The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department is holding two events in early October – on Saturday, October 1 in New Cuyama and on Sunday, October 2 in the Santa Ynez Valley.


Coastal Cleanup Day Nets Over 7000 Pounds in Santa Barbara County.


The largest volunteer cleanup in Santa Barbara County had another huge year. With 100% of the sites reporting, 1221 volunteers collected more than 6,114 pounds of trash and 1,095 pounds of recyclables from 30 sites from Rincon Beach Park to Guadalupe Dunes in Santa Barbara County.

Join our Facebook Page at to keep up with next year's cleanup, September 15th, 2012.

Read more about the event after the break.