Skip to content
Home > Articles

World Food Day October 16

By Leslie Robinson Oct 09, 2018 - Food Forward
Foodforwardreducefoodwastesign

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.

Read more...

Plastic Bags Are Trash

By Carlyle Johnston Oct 02, 2018
Plasticbagsaretrashflyer2

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.

Read more...

Hazardous Waste Collection Events This Weekend

Santaynezhhwsmall

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.

Read more...

Latest Annual Report Available for County's Hazardous Waste Collection Program

Chwcc_pounds_collected_fy16

The Fiscal Year 2017-18 Annual Report for the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center is now available for your reading pleasure.

Read more...

Coastal Clean-Up Day This Saturday!

By Leslie Robinson Sep 10, 2018 - Clean-Ups
Arroyoburro_2_

Join the County and Explore Ecology for this year's Coastal Clean-Up Day on Saturday, September 15, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at various beaches and creeks countywide.

Read more...

New Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project Video

By Carlyle Johnston Jun 19, 2018

Check out our newest video on the County's Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project.

Read more...

Non-Hazardous Waste Permit Application

For those interested in applying for a Non-Hazardous Waste Permit from the County, the application can be found here. Please fill it out and send it back to us.

Read more...

County Programs Available to Reduce Organic Waste

By Sam Dickinson Apr 09, 2018 - Yard Waste
Compostworkshopphoto

Read about the County's free programs to reduce organic waste in our latest press release. From free composting workshops and mulch to low-cost compost bins, the County has a number of ways to help you prevent organics from ending up in the landfill.

Read more...

Free Recycling Centers Available for Motor Oil and Filters

Oilfilters2

With spring in the air, 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!

Read more...

Updated Mud Debris Clean-Up Guidelines

By Leslie Robinson Mar 02, 2018

For the latest resources available for the disposal of mud and storm debris from private properties, please download our Mud Debris Clean-Up Guidelines. The flyer provides information on local permitted haulers, facilities that can accept the debris, and what to do if you encounter hazardous materials on your property, among other helpful information.

Read more...