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Final Backyard Composting Workshop May 14

By Sam Dickinson May 09, 2016 - Yard Waste
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The final "Free and Fun" Backyard Composting Workshop in our spring series is coming up this Saturday, May 14, at the Santa Maria Valley Sustainable Garden at 624 W. Foster Road. Learn all about the benefits of composting food scraps and other organics at home.

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Safe Medication Disposal Reminder

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March is Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month in California, reminding us of the need to properly dispose of unwanted household medications so they don't end up in the wrong hands. Download our recent press release here or watch our short video.

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Free Sharps Containers and Disposal Available Throughout the County

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With more community members using medical "sharps" (e.g. needles and lancets) at home to test insulin levels and administer medications, please be reminded that the County offers free collection containers and disposal. Download our recent press release here or watch our short video.

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California's New Mattress Recycling Program In Effect

By Leslie Robinson Feb 01, 2016 - Recycle
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Coined "Bye Bye Mattress", the new program is recruiting collection sites locally and working to increase the number of mattresses recycled each year.

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Looking to Recycle Your Christmas Tree?

By Leslie Robinson Dec 24, 2015 - 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 ft. tall and remove all ornaments, tinsel, and stands prior to recycling.

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Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project Final Subsequent EIR Released

By Carlyle Johnston Dec 15, 2015 - Trash

The Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is now available for the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project.

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Battery Recycling Made Easy

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Check out our newest video on battery recycling to quickly learn easy and convenient ways to recycle single-use and rechargeable household batteries.

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New Feature for RRWMD Billing Customers

By Leslie Robinson Nov 20, 2015 - Trash

The Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division is now providing direct access of transactional data to all of our billing customers. You can view information collected through our facility scale system, create your own reports, make payments, and more.

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Medication Collection Receptacles Temporarily Unavailable

To ensure the safety and security of the County's medication collection program,Operation Medicine Cabinet, the Sheriff’s Office has temporarily removed the majority of its prescription drug collection kiosks to prepare for the installation of new, improved receptacles. One kiosk remains at Sheriff's headquarters at 4434 Calle Real in Santa Barbara.

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Plastic Bags Not Acceptable in Blue Bin

By Carlyle Johnston Sep 25, 2015 - Recycle

The County and its partner cities always try to ensure that any item with market value can be placed in curbside recycling containers.

Unfortunately, for the past year we have been unable to find a market for plastic bags and other plastic film. Industry leaders believe that this will continue to be the case for the next several years.

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