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Compost Your Pumpkins (and other organics)!

By Sam Dickinson Oct 22, 2018 - Organics

Got a moldy pumpkin on your hands? Be sure to compost it rather than throw it in the trash. Food scraps (including pumpkins) generate methane when they're buried in a landfill. Why not compost your pumpkins to produce a nutrient-rich soil amendment that's great for your garden!


World Food Day October 16

By Leslie Robinson Oct 09, 2018 - TRRP

On October 16, the United Nations will celebrate World Food Day, an occasion to raise awareness of its goal of #ZeroHunger by 2030. Food waste reduction is a key component of this effort.


Plastic Bags Are Trash

By Carlyle Johnston Oct 02, 2018

Due to a lack of markets and their propensity to contaminate other recyclables, plastic bags and film plastics, such as plastic wrapping, cling wrap, and small plastic pouches, are not currently recyclable in any of the jurisdictions in Santa Barbara County. Please do not place these items in your blue recycling container at home or at work.


Hazardous Waste Collection Events This Weekend


This Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, the County Public Works Department will host free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Events in New Cuyama and Santa Ynez. Bring items like old paint, automotive fluids, pesticides, TVs, computer equipment, and much more. Check our event listings for details.