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Pay Less on Your Trash Bill by Generating Less Trash

Here are some handy tips for reducing your family’s waste:

  • Place recycling bins in several rooms of your home, not just the kitchen. 

  • Buy in bulk to reduce packaging. That goes for produce, dry goods, paper products, and bath products - just about anything! 

  • Check out a local refill store - don't forget to bring your own reusable containers.

  • Replace paper towels with cloth hand towels and dish towels. 

  • Use reusable bags instead of paper or plastic anytime you're shopping - not just the grocery store! 

  • Reuse plastic and glass containers as food storage (serving the function of Tupperware). 

  • Compost your own foodscraps! To learn more about backyard composting in Santa Barbara, please visit Less Is More. 

  • Visit Yellow Pages Consumer Choice & Opt-Out to stop receiving the Yellow Pages