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New State CRV Rules Impacting Bottle Collection

December 19, 2013 
New regulations at the State level mean that wine and liquor bottles are no longer fetching a premium price at CRV redemption centers. They are still accepted in your blue bin, but many neighborhood bottle collectors are no longer taking them. CRV-marked beverage bottles and cans are unaffected.
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How To Dispose Of Everything

December 3, 2013 
Items like paint, electronic waste, batteries and bulky items do not belong in the trash or on the side of the road. The City has teamed up with Marborg to provide convenient, safe solutions to dispose of waste that doesn't belong in your trash or recycling bins. Learn more from our video.

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Single-Use Bags Prohibited Beginning May 14th

November 14, 2013 
As of May 14, 2014, large grocery stores and pharmacies in Santa Barbara will be prohibited from providing single-use carryout plastic bags to customers. It's time for stores to prepare to implement the new ordinance, and the City is providing information to help stores and shoppers comply.
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Milk cartons and juice boxes are now recyclable in your blue bin

September 24, 2013 

Milk containers? Coconut water boxes? Juice boxes? Soup containers? We want ‘em.

All these cartons - what are known as “aseptic containers” as well as anything with a gabled top -- are now accepted in your blue residential recycling carts. That includes all types of “Tetra Pak” packaging. This is true throughout the City of Santa Barbara and the South County.

Cartons simply need to be emptied. A quick rinse is helpful to reduce odor while it sits in the blue bin.
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Sansum Clinic Launches Recycling, Saves Money

May 9, 2013 
Sansum Clinic’s new recycling program at the Pesetas location keeps 66% of discarded materials out of the landfill, up from 25% previously. The City, MarBorg, and Sansum have worked together to make recycling work for their organization.
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Last Updated: Mar 27, 2013