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Hazardous Waste Program Annual Report

Looking for a good read? Our latest Hazardous Waste Program Annual Report, which includes detailed information on the amount and types of hazardous waste collected by the County, is now available for download.


Coastal Cleanup Day a Great Success!

By Leslie Robinson Sep 16, 2012 - Trash

Many thanks to the 847 volunteers who made this year's Coastal Cleanup Day another great success! Over 2,000 pounds -- one TON! -- of trash and recyclables were picked up from our beaches and creeks.


Coastal Cleanup Day Is Tomorrow!

By Leslie Robinson Sep 13, 2012 - Trash

This year's Coastal Cleanup Day is tomorrow, Saturday, September 15! Grab your friends and head to the beach! With over 20 sites participating, you have lots of great choices. We'll see you tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.!


Check Your Number!


3,000? 5,000? 10,000? How many miles can your vehicle travel between oil changes? If you automatically defer to the old 3,000 mile standard, you may be wasting time and well as valuable natural resources.


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.


Plastic Bag Recycling a Whole Lot Easier!

By Leslie Robinson Feb 02, 2012 - Recycle

With plastic bags a hot topic these days, we're happy to announce that local residents can now place all clean plastic bags in their curbside recycling bins. From grocery bags to sandwich bags, and lots of types in between, go ahead and toss your bags in the blue bin!


Get Your Car in Shape for Summer!

Hey do-it-yourselfers, summer is here! As you prepare your vehicle for all those weekend road trips, make sure to safely dispose of any leftover automotive fluids.

Look no further. We have all the info you need for recycling oil and other auto wastes.


Don't Let Your "E-Waste" Go to Waste

By Leslie Robinson Jun 15, 2011 - Electronics

If you're looking to part with your old electronics - TVs, computers, cell phones, you name it - make sure to recycle them at a collection center near you. Find locations and hours of operation on our Electronics Recycling Page.


Thank You, Valley Residents!

Many thanks to the 337 participants who attended our Santa Ynez Valley Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event on April 3. We collected LOTS of unwanted material, from old paint and motor oil to outdated computers and TVs. By the end of the day, Valley residents dropped off 42,569 pounds of unwanted material.

A big thank-you as well to KEYT for covering our event on the local news. You can view the story here.