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County Programs Available to Reduce Organic Waste

By Sam Dickinson Apr 09, 2018 - Yard Waste
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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.

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Free Recycling Centers Available for Motor Oil and Filters

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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!

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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.

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New Materials Exchange Site Launched for Montecito Residents

By Leslie Robinson Mar 02, 2018 - Reduce & Reuse
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The new exchange site will facilitate the sharing of usable natural materials, such as rocks, soil, and mulch, and will help reduce homeowners' disposal costs, as well as limit the amount of debris heading to area landfills.

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Hazardous Waste Collection Event April 8 in Santa Ynez

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This Sunday, April 8, the County Public Works Department will host a free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event at the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station in Los Olivos. Stop by any time between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. with items like old paint, automotive fluids, pesticides, TVs, computer equipment, and much more.

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Montecito Debris Removal FAQs Available

By Leslie Robinson Feb 08, 2018

With answers to questions like, "What do I do with mud, rocks, and other debris on my property?", our updated Private Property Debris Removal FAQs provide homeowners with comprehensive information on debris clean-up and disposal.

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Free, Year-Round E-Waste Recycling

By Leslie Robinson Feb 07, 2018 - Electronics
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Are you storing old TVs, computers, and other electronics at home, waiting for the next recycling event? No need to wait! Stop by one of the County's free drop-off sites any time we're open.

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Christmas Tree Recycling Info

By Alan Nakashima Dec 30, 2017 - 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 feet tall and remove all ornaments, tinsel, and stands prior to recycling.

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Thomas Fire Clean-Up Tips & Guidelines

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Our hearts go out to those whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by the recent Thomas Fire. As you begin the recovery phase of this disaster, please use our resources to help you plan for hazardous waste clean-up and debris removal from your home.

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Hazardous Waste Center Closed for Holidays

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Happy holidays! Please note that the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed during the Christmas and New Year's weekends, from Friday, December 22 through Sunday, December 31.

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