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Updated Recycling Resource Guide Now Available

By Sam Dickinson Nov 27, 2017 - Recycle, Reduce & Reuse

The newest edition of our Recycling Resource Guide for Santa Barbara County is now available in hard copy and online. Get your free copy today!


America Recycles Day November 15th

By Leslie Robinson Nov 06, 2017 - Recycle

Thank you for visiting our website and helping us celebrate America Recycles Day. is the County's ultimate recycling resource. You'll find everything you need to know about why, what, where, and how to recycle.


Hazardous Waste Center Closed Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Weekend

The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center at UCSB will be closed on Friday, November 10 and during the Thanksgiving weekend from Friday, November 24 through Sunday, November 26.


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


The Fiscal Year 2016-17 Annual Report for the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center is now available for your reading pleasure.


RRWM's Annual Waste Management Report Now Available

By Alan Nakashima Oct 05, 2017 - Recycle

If you're interested in learning more about the services provided by the County's Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division, please check out our latest Annual Report for Solid Waste Management Services for Fiscal Year 2016/17. The report includes participation figures and waste collection data for all of the Division's community programs.


Hazardous Waste Collection Event October 7 in New Cuyama


This Saturday, October 7, the County Public Works Department will host a free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event at the New Cuyama Transfer Station. Stop by any time between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. with items like old paint, automotive fluids, pesticides, TVs, computer equipment, and much more.


County Reduces Emissions Equivalent to Taking 6,500 Cars Off Local Roads

By Alan Nakashima Sep 12, 2017 - Reduce & Reuse

County staff, residents, and businesses are making strides reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as called for in the County's Energy and Climate Action Plan. Working together, the County and community have cut carbon pollution by an estimated 30,605 metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent. That's like taking 6,465 cars off the road for a year!


Planning Commission to Review Design Changes for Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project

By Carlyle Johnston Aug 22, 2017

On August 30th the County Planning Commission will review proposed changes to the design of the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project. The new design moves all structures out of the Coastal Zone while still meeting all of the project's original environmental goals, including reduction of greenhouse gases, production of green energy, and enhanced recycling.


County Awarded for Excellence in Solid Waste Management

By Tom Chiarodit Aug 15, 2017 - Recycle

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) recently awarded its Silver Excellence Award in Integrated Solid Waste Management to the County's Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division. The annual SWANA awards recognize outstanding programs and facilities nationwide that advance the economically and environmentally sound management of solid waste.


Green Business Program Recruiting New Applicants

Is your business striving to reduce waste, conserve water and energy, and promote alternative transportation? If so, consider applying to be a certified Green Business in Santa Barbara County. Kick-off workshops are scheduled for September.