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16th Annual Community Clean-Up a Great Success

October 28, 2019 

The City of Santa Barbara community clean-up was held on Saturday October 19th across 8 clean-up sites. 145 volunteers participated in litter clean-up, graffiti removal, landscape maintenance, illegal dumping clean-up and park maintenance totaling over 8,000 pounds of debris removed.

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16th Annual Community Clean-Up

September 13, 2019 

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 19th, 2019 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 neighborhood beautification projects. Bring your friends, family, and colleagues!

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How Clean Do My Recyclables Need to Be?

April 29, 2019 

Simple Answer: Very clean. Containers should be clean, dry, and loose in your blue bin. Empty out beverage containers, cans, and glass, then rinse or wipe them. Oily or sticky liquids are a big concern because they contaminate other items, like paper. Wet or food contaminated paper will not be recycled as it will mold.

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Foam Ban Information Page

January 1, 2019 

Ban on EPS, commonly referred to as styrofoam or foam, begins Jan. 1, 2019. To prevent expanded polystyrene from polluting our creeks and coastal environment, Santa Barbara City Council unanimously voted to approve a ban on expanded polystyrene food and beverage containers from all food, beverage, and retail providers.

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How to Reduce Your Waste this Holiday Season

December 7, 2018 

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the amount of household waste generated across the country between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is 25% higher than any other time of year. That’s 25% more trash being sent to the landfill and the EPA estimates that 80% of the extra waste could be repurposed or recycled instead. In the spirit of celebrating more sustainably, we’ve put together a few tips to help you reduce your environmental impact this Holiday Season!

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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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