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Our Community Composts!

December 9, 2021 

The new state-of-the-art waste management facility, called the ReSource Center, increases our community’s recycling rate to above 85%, generates resources, such as green energy and compost, and dramatically lowers local greenhouse gas emissions. gas emissions.

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How to Reduce Your Waste this Holiday Season

November 8, 2021 

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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Everyday E-waste Recycling & Quarterly Events

October 21, 2021 

E-waste cannot be put in the trash or recycling containers since it contains hazardous materials. There are e-waste drop-off locations 6-days a week and now quarterly drop-off events. Quarterly drop-off events are free for both residents and businesses.

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The City Adopts an Ambitious Carbon Neutrality Goal by 2035

October 1, 2020 

On September 29, 2020 the Santa Barbara City Council adopted an ambitious and bold goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2035. This means that the City aims to remove as much greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere as it releases. The City joins the City of San Luis Obispo in emphasizing the urgency of addressing climate change.

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Go Plastic Free this July!

July 1, 2020 

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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