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Biomass Magazine Features Article on Resource Recovery Project

By Carlyle Johnston Dec 01, 2016 - Trash
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Biomass Magazine recently published an article on the latest developments of the County's Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project. Click here for the full article or visit our Resource Recovery Project page for more info.

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Introducing Our Latest Recycling Resource Guide

By Sam Dickinson Nov 13, 2016 - Recycle, Reduce & Reuse
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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!

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Bulky Item Collection Reminder

By Tom Chiarodit Nov 11, 2016 - Clean-Ups
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Residential trash customers in the unincorporated area of the county are entitled to two "bulky item" collections per year at no charge. The collections are intended for large household items like appliances, electronics, furniture, and more. Check out our quick video for sample items.

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Hazardous Waste Center Closed Thanksgiving Weekend

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The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed during the Thanksgiving weekend, November 26 and November 27. Please hold on to your waste and drop it off the following weekend, on Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or Sunday, December 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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New Annual Report Available for County's Hazardous Waste Programs

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The Fiscal Year 2015/16 Annual Report for the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center is now available for your reading pleasure.

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Free Hazardous Waste Events This Weekend

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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 an upcoming household hazardous waste collection event. The County is holding two events this weekend – on Saturday, October 1 in New Cuyama and on Sunday, October 2 in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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Santa Barbara Police Department Installs New Drug Disposal Bin

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South Coast residents now have another way to safely dispose of their unwanted household medications. The drop-box is located in the Police Department lobby at 215 E. Figueroa Street in downtown Santa Barbara.

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County Passes Safe Med Disposal Ordinance

By Leslie Robinson Jun 23, 2016 - Clean-Ups
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On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the second reading of the County's Safe Medication Disposal EPR Ordinance, which will require drug producers to design, implement, and fund a convenient collection and disposal program for unwanted medications sold in the county.

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Safely Disposing of Fluorescent Lights

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Often forgotten among materials considered to be hazardous are fluorescent light bulbs, which contain mercury. Check out our new video here or download our recent press release.

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Free Mattress Recycling at South Coast Transfer Station

By Leslie Robinson May 10, 2016 - Recycle
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As part of a new statewide recycling program, the County's South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station now accepts mattresses and box springs at no charge. Residents and businesses can drop off up to five units per day.

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