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Christmas Tree Recycling Time

By Alan Nakashima Dec 29, 2018 - Organics
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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 feet tall and remove all ornaments, tinsel, and stands prior to recycling.

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Keep Your Waste in Check This Holiday Season

By Leslie Robinson Dec 21, 2018 - Reduce & Reuse
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Right now, in these weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's, Americans are generating more than one million extra tons of waste each week. That's a whole lot of wasted food, packaging discards, and wrapping paper. Check out our tips to help reduce your impact this holiday season.

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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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Construction Begins at the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project

After more than a decade of planning, on Monday December 3rd, 2018, ground was finally broken at the Tajiguas Landfill marking the start of construction of the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project.

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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 - Organics
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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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Public Financing of the Resource Recovery Project Approved by the Board of Supervisors

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World Food Day October 16

By Leslie Robinson Oct 09, 2018 - Organics
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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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