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RRWM's Annual Waste Management Report Now Available

By Alan Nakashima Oct 03, 2017 - Recycle
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If you're interested in learning more about the services provided by the County's Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division, please check out our latest Annual Report for Solid Waste Management Services for Fiscal Year 2016/17. The report includes participation figures and waste collection data for all of the Division's community programs.

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County Reduces Emissions Equivalent to Taking 6,500 Cars Off Local Roads

By Alan Nakashima Sep 12, 2017 - Reduce & Reuse

County staff, residents, and businesses are making strides reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as called for in the County's Energy and Climate Action Plan. Working together, the County and community have cut carbon pollution by an estimated 30,605 metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent. That's like taking 6,465 cars off the road for a year!

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Green Business Program Recruiting New Applicants

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.

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It's Christmas Tree Recycling Time!

By Alan Nakashima Dec 25, 2016
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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 ft. tall and remove all ornaments, tinsel, and stands prior to recycling.

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2014-15 Edition of English Recycling Resource Guide Now Available

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

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Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center Closed July 4th

The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed on Friday, July 4, however, will reopen on Saturday, July 5 at 9:00 a.m. for our normal household collection program.

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Santa Ynez Valley Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection Event October 13

Calling all Santa Ynez Valley neighbors! Our next Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event is coming up on Sunday, October 13. Stop by with items like old paint, automotive fluids, computer equipment, TVs, and more!

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Cuyama Valley Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection Event October 12

Join us for our annual New Cuyama Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event. This event is a great opportunity to dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste and electronic equipment.

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New County On-Line Payment System Now Available

By Alan Nakashima Jun 19, 2013

Great news! The County has a new on-line system for the acceptance of payments by credit card.

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December Holiday Closures for Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center

The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center, located on the UCSB campus, will be closed December 21-23 and December 28-30 for the Christmas and New Years holidays.

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