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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 21 through Sunday, December 30.

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Additional Locations Available for Medication Disposal

By Leslie Robinson Nov 26, 2018
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Do you have expired or unwanted medications that you'd like to dispose of? You can drop them off at one of over 30 free collection sites located throughout the county. Locations include pharmacies, clinics, and law enforcement stations.

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New "Less Is More" Guide Hot Off the Press

By Sam Dickinson Nov 20, 2018 - Recycle, Reduce & Reuse
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The newest edition of our "Less Is More" Waste Reduction Guide for Santa Barbara County is now available in hard copy and online. Get your free copy today!

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America Recycles Day November 15th

By Leslie Robinson Nov 05, 2018 - Recycle
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Thank you for visiting our website and helping us celebrate America Recycles Day! LessIsMore.org is the County's ultimate recycling resource. You'll find everything you need to know about why, what, where, and how to recycle.

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Compost Your Pumpkins (and other organics)!

By Sam Dickinson Oct 22, 2018 - Yard Waste
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Got a moldy pumpkin on your hands? Be sure to compost it rather than throw it in the trash. Food scraps (including pumpkins) generate methane when they're buried in a landfill. Why not compost your pumpkins to produce a nutrient-rich soil amendment that's great for your garden!

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World Food Day October 16

By Leslie Robinson Oct 09, 2018 - Food Forward
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On October 16, the United Nations will celebrate World Food Day, an occasion to raise awareness of its goal of #ZeroHunger by 2030. Food waste reduction is a key component of this effort.

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Plastic Bags Are Trash

By Carlyle Johnston Oct 02, 2018
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Due to a lack of markets and their propensity to contaminate other recyclables, plastic bags and film plastics, such as plastic wrapping, cling wrap, and small plastic pouches, are not currently recyclable in any of the jurisdictions in Santa Barbara County. Please do not place these items in your blue recycling container at home or at work.

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Hazardous Waste Collection Events This Weekend

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This Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, the County Public Works Department will host free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Events in New Cuyama and Santa Ynez. Bring items like old paint, automotive fluids, pesticides, TVs, computer equipment, and much more. Check our event listings for details.

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

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The Fiscal Year 2017-18 Annual Report for the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center is now available for your reading pleasure.

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Coastal Clean-Up Day This Saturday!

By Leslie Robinson Sep 10, 2018 - Clean-Ups
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Join the County and Explore Ecology for this year's Coastal Clean-Up Day on Saturday, September 15, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at various beaches and creeks countywide.

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