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In this section you'll find a list of events related to waste and other environmental issues. Some of these events are run by the County of Santa Barbara, while others are coordinated by local organizations.

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

April 28th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal


The federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is hosting a National Prescription Drug Take-Back event on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

DEA Take-Back Flyer

Some of the local participating sites include:

  • Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department Headquarters at 4434 Calle Real in Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Police Department, La Cumbre Plaza next to Starbucks, at 121 S. Hope Avenue in Santa Barbara
  • Guadalupe Police Department at 4490 10th Street in Guadalupe

Find a complete list of participating locations on the DEA's website.

Also, remember that you don't need to wait for a special event! Check out our Medication Collection page for information about ongoing collection programs in Santa Barbara County, or download our Operation Medicine Cabinet brochure for a list of local collection sites.