What should you do with plastic bags, wrappers, peel-away food seals, and other thin-film plastics? Find out what factors prevent them from being recyclable in Santa Barbara.
Looking Good Santa Barbara would like to invite you to join us for our next Community Clean-Up event and to give your neighborhood some love! The event will take place on Saturday October 14th, 2017 from 9 am to 12 pm. Volunteers will have the opportunity to improve local neighborhoods through a variety of projects, including litter pick-up, graffiti removal, and creek clean-up. Bring your friends, family, and colleagues!
Bring your old electronics to our next free e-waste recycling events, Friday 10/20/17 and Saturday 10/21/17 in the Sears parking lot. Free to all area residents and businesses.
We encourage people to avoid single-use plastic bags, but locals may have a few floating around. What to do with them? The answer: we prefer you make a "bag of bags" and return them to a grocery store, or as a last resort bundle them together for your brown trash bin. Learn more about why...
Four extraordinary local businesses and groups were honored with the 13th annual Spirit of Service awards on May 10th, 2017. Catholic Charities Santa Barbara, Salvation Army Hospitality House, the Mental Wellness Center, and students of Teens on the Scence were recognized for reducing waste and maintaining a clean community.
Now in its 13th year, the Spirit of Service honors those who have gone above and beyond by either reducing waste (reduce, reuse, recycle and compost) or creating a clean community through graffiti and litter abatement. Winners are honored at a luncheon presided over by the Mayor and emceed by KEYT’s Tracy Lehr. Everyone is invited to nominate individuals or organizations from now until March 10th. www.LookingGoodSB.com
Six extraordinary local individuals and businesses were honored with the 12th annual Spirit of Service awards on May 11th, 2016. Paul Cronshaw of La Cuesta High School, Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, Garden Court Community on De La Vina, Calvary Baptist Church of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Arts Alliance, and Keep it Clean Santa Barbara were recognized for reducing waste and maintaining a clean community.
Simple Answer: containers should be as clean as you can reasonably make them in a few seconds. Empty them out, then rinse or wipe them if you can. Oily or sticky liquids are of concern because they contaminate other items, like paper. But sparkling clean isn't necessary.
Five extraordinary local individuals and businesses were honored with the 11th annual Spirit of Service awards on May 13th, 2015. Bill Kelly of Nordstrom, Lauren Thal-Hill of Franklin School, residents Jesse Aldana and Stella Larson, and the Towbes Group, Inc., were recognized for reducing waste and maintaining a clean community.
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.