Pixel Tracker

Wednesday, March 20 , 2019, 5:27 am | Mostly Cloudy 53º

 
 
 
 
Advice

Join Santa Barbara County Public Works in Green Practices for America Recycles Day Nov. 15

In celebration of America Recycles Day Nov. 15, 2015, the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department encourages community members to increase their recycling efforts by visiting www.LessIsMore.org, the region’s ultimate recycling and waste reduction resource.

By now, most of us know how to recycle bottles and cans, paper and cardboard, but what about old electronics, used motor oil or a broken bike? 

Simply visit LessIsMore.org and use the search bar at the top of the page to find your particular item. Then check out the “Where to Go” section at the bottom of the page for a list of local recycling spots.

What about organic material like uneaten food and leftover cooking scraps? Take a look at the new Food Forward section. You’ll find a list of local venues that accept food donations and learn great tips for reducing the amount of food wasted in your kitchen.

For other types of organics like yard clippings and leaves, click on our Yard Waste tab and learn all about home composting and the County’s mulch program. Especially during our current drought, the use of mulch can significantly decrease your garden’s water demands.

Of course, the site also has tons of great information on how to reduce waste in the first place. Be sure to take a look at the Reduce & Reuse section.

Residents and businesses in the unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County are already recycling an impressive 75 percent of waste generated, but there’s always room for improvement. 

Help honor America Recycles Day by going that extra step and recycling even more. Visit LessIsMore.org today!

America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized event that strives to increase awareness about recycling. More information about this special day can be found at www.americarecyclesday.org.

LessIsMore.org is a regional waste reduction and recycling website created and maintained by the Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division of the County’s Public Works Department.

— Leslie Robinson is a program specialist for the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department.

 

Support Noozhawk Today!

Our professional journalists work tirelessly to report on local news so you can be more informed and engaged in your community. This quality, local reporting is free for you to read and share, but it's not free to produce.

You count on us to deliver timely, relevant local news, 24/7. Can we count on you to invest in our newsroom and help secure its future?

We provide special member benefits to show how much we appreciate your support.

Email
I would like give...
Great! You're joining as a Red-Tailed Hawk!
  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.