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Proposed Plastic Straw Ban

July 23, 2018 

UPDATE: On July 24th, 2018 City Council moved to bring this proposed ordinance back to the ordinance committee for further discussion.

Santa Barbara City Council is considering the adoption of an ordinance prohibiting the distribution and sale of plastic straws as well as limitations to the distribution of plastic stirrers and cutlery which can only be provided "upon request". This ordinance would include exemptions in consideration of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


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Go Plastic Free this July!

July 2, 2018 

Simple behavior changes can greatly reduce the amount of single-use plastic we all use on a day-to-day basis. Here are some simple tips that you can do to reduce your impact:


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Have you seen our postcard?

June 29, 2018 

We recently mailed out a postcard to City of Santa Barbara residents with helpful information on how to keep our community clean. If you did not receive it or would like to print your own, here are links to digital versions in English and Spanish.


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Free E-Waste Recycling Events May 4th and 5th, 2018

March 26, 2018 

NEW LOCATION - EARL WARREN SHOWGROUNDS. Bring your old electronics to our next free e-waste recycling events, Friday 05/04/18 and Saturday 05/05/18 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds (Calle Real entrance). Free to all area residents and businesses.

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Public Container Repair and Replacement Program

February 16, 2018 

Approximately 1,400 public trash and recycling containers in 26 different styles currently exist throughout the City of Santa Barbara. A past assessment revealed that most of the containers were weathered or are in disrepair. In 2015, the City’s Environmental Services Division addressed the needs and created a Public Container Repair and Replacement Program.

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Ash Clean Up Tips

December 14, 2017 

Clean up of ash is not advised while the fire is still burning and ash is falling.

If you must clean up ash, *PLEASE* DO NOT put ash directly in your trash, it must be bagged first.

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