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County Passes Safe Med Disposal Ordinance

By Leslie Robinson Jun 23, 2016 - Clean-Ups
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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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Looking to Recycle Your Christmas Tree?

By Leslie Robinson Dec 24, 2015 - Yard Waste
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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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New Feature for RRWMD Billing Customers

By Leslie Robinson Nov 20, 2015 - Trash

The Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division is now providing direct access of transactional data to all of our billing customers. You can view information collected through our facility scale system, create your own reports, make payments, and more.

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Medication Collection Receptacles Temporarily Unavailable

To ensure the safety and security of the County's medication collection program,Operation Medicine Cabinet, the Sheriff’s Office has temporarily removed the majority of its prescription drug collection kiosks to prepare for the installation of new, improved receptacles. One kiosk remains at Sheriff's headquarters at 4434 Calle Real in Santa Barbara.

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Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center Closed July 4th Weekend

The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed July 3-5 in observance of the July 4th holiday.

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Oil Debris From Refugio Oil Spill

We appreciate the concern the public has shown with regards to the Refugio oil spill and understand that there are those who wish to participate in the cleanup. Please note, however, that oil debris collected from the spill is not permitted at the County's Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

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