There's no better time to do a quick check-up on your blue bin than America Recycles Day on November 15. Recycling markets have changed quite a bit lately, so what you may have put in your bin earlier this year might not be recyclable now.

Provide valuable training on resource-efficient landscaping practices to gardeners, landscapers, and landscape workers

In a partnership between the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department and Goleta Union School District (GUSD), nine elementary schools have successfully implemented food share and food scraps composting programs.

In a partnership between the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department and Goleta Union School District (GUSD), nine elementary schools have successfully implemented food share and food scraps composting programs.

Oct. 19-26, 2019 is California Flood Preparedness Week. Recent wildfires have increased the potential for emergencies, which is why it is essential to be aware, be prepared, and take action.

Public Works plans include improved flood control structures, debris nets, and a new basin.

Santa Barbara County Public Works began work on the Ashley Road Bridge replacement located between East Mountain Drive and Sycamore Canyon Road.

Santa Barbara County Public Works began work on the Ashley Road Bridge replacement located between East Mountain Drive and Sycamore Canyon Road.

Santa Barbara County Public Works Department recently completed an innovative project to reconstruct a local road with recycled vehicle tires. The Ortega Ridge Road Slide Repair MS-TDA Wall Project uses tire-derived aggregate (TDA) as lightweight fill material to prevent the ground under the road from slipping.

The Santa Barbara County Water Agency is pleased to announce the winners of the 20th Annual WaterWise High School Video Contest. In total, 51 students from seven schools throughout the county submitted 16 videos.

Santa Barbara County will begin road rehabilitation projects at various locations beginning this month and, weather permitting, ending in June.

The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department can help residents save money and improve the environment through the Backyard Composting Program. The County offers countywide public workshops to help residents learn how to compost in their own backyard.

The Santa Barbara County Water Agency is pleased to announce that voting is underway for the 20th Annual WaterWise High School Video Contest's "People's Choice Award." The contest challenged students throughout Santa Barbara County to produce fun, creative 30-second videos that reinforce the importance of water conservation in our community.

The Santa Barbara County watersheds impacted by the Thomas Fire have not fully recovered and remain vulnerable to increased runoff. Winter storms continue to produce a significant amount of rocks and sediment into the debris basins above Montecito and Carpinteria.