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Public Hearing Scheduled for Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance Draft EIR

By Carlyle Johnston Jan 10, 2014 - Reduce & Reuse

The County will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 16 at 5:00 p.m. in the Planning Commission Hearing Room (123 East Anapamu Street, First Floor) to receive verbal comments on the draft EIR for the Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance. Written comments will be accepted until Friday, January 24.


Hazardous Waste Center Closed Over Holidays

The Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center, located at UCSB, will be closed the weekends of December 28-29 and January 4-5. We'll return to normal operations on Friday, January 10 for businesses (by appointment) and on Saturday, January 11 for residents (no appointment necessary).


Draft EIR for Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance Now Available

By Carlyle Johnston Dec 10, 2013 - Reduce & Reuse

The draft EIR is now available for public download! We are receiving comments on this document until January 27, 2014. There will also be a public hearing on the draft EIR at the County Planning Commission Hearing Room (located on the first floor of the Main County Administration Building at 105 East Anapamu) on January 16, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.


Earth Machine Compost Bins Make Great Gifts

By Sam Dickinson Dec 01, 2013 - Yard Waste

Looking for the perfect gift for your eco-minded family and friends? We've got a great option for you. Check out our low-cost Earth Machine compost bins.


County Moves Forward With Plastic Bag Ordinance EIR

By Carlyle Johnston Nov 05, 2013

On October 15, 2013 the County Board of Supervisors instructed staff to move forward with an environmental review of a Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban (SUPBB) Ordinance for the unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County.


Latest Regional Waste Services Summary Just Completed

Interested in learning more about the services provided by the County's Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division? Check out our latest Regional Community Solid Waste Management Services Summary for Fiscal Year 2012/13. The Summary includes participation figures and waste collection data for all of the Division's community programs.


Resource Recovery Project – New Video!

By Carlyle Johnston Oct 14, 2013 - Trash

Check out our new video that presents the exciting proposal that would significantly reduce the amount of trash we landfill while increasing recycling and creating green energy.


County Recycles 75% of Community’s Waste


The County and the City of Goleta are excited to announce that they have achieved the equivalent to a 75% recycling rate for 2012. The state agency CalRecycle officially approved the County’s figures this week.


Santa Ynez Valley Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection Event October 13

Calling all Santa Ynez Valley neighbors! Our next Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event is coming up on Sunday, October 13. Stop by with items like old paint, automotive fluids, computer equipment, TVs, and more!


Cleanup Event Attracts Nearly 1,000 Volunteers

By Leslie Robinson Sep 23, 2013 - Trash

The largest volunteer cleanup in Santa Barbara County had another huge year. With 100% of the 25 participating sites reporting, 952 volunteers collected more than 1,900 pounds of trash and 645 pounds of recyclables.