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IV Move-Out 2017

By Leslie Robinson Jun 21, 2017 - 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.

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Recycling Centers Available Countywide for Motor Oil and Filters

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With summer soon upon us, make sure your vehicle is in top shape for upcoming vacation travel. If you change your own oil, recycle it at no charge at one of over 50 drop-off locations in the County. And don't forget your oil filters!

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Put a Stop to Unwanted Phone Books

By Leslie Robinson May 22, 2017 - Reduce & Reuse
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If you no longer use a phone book and don’t want one delivered to your home or business, check out this new video by the Product Stewardship Institute. Then easily opt-out of receiving future books.

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Hazardous Waste Center Closed Easter Sunday

The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed this Sunday, April 16 in observance of the Easter holiday. The Center will resume operations on Friday, April 21 for businesses (appointment required) and Saturday, April 22 for households (no appointment needed).

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Santa Barbara Police Department Installs New Drug Disposal Bin

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South Coast residents now have another way to safely dispose of their unwanted household medications. The drop-box is located in the Police Department lobby at 215 E. Figueroa Street in downtown Santa Barbara.

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County Passes Safe Med Disposal Ordinance

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On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the second reading of the County's Safe Medication Disposal EPR Ordinance, which will require drug producers to design, implement, and fund a convenient collection and disposal program for unwanted medications sold in the county.

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Free Mattress Recycling at South Coast Transfer Station

By Leslie Robinson May 10, 2016 - Recycle
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As part of a new statewide recycling program, the County's South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station now accepts mattresses and box springs at no charge. Residents and businesses can drop off up to five units per day.

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Safe Medication Disposal Reminder

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March is Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month in California, reminding us of the need to properly dispose of unwanted household medications so they don't end up in the wrong hands. Download our recent press release here or watch our short video.

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Free Sharps Containers and Disposal Available Throughout the County

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With more community members using medical "sharps" (e.g. needles and lancets) at home to test insulin levels and administer medications, please be reminded that the County offers free collection containers and disposal. Download our recent press release here or watch our short video.

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California's New Mattress Recycling Program In Effect

By Leslie Robinson Feb 01, 2016 - Recycle
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Coined "Bye Bye Mattress", the new program is recruiting collection sites locally and working to increase the number of mattresses recycled each year.

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