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­­ ­­ Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project 
Upcoming Public Hearings

Government Code Section 65402 (General Plan Consistency Determination)
Santa Barbara County Planning Commission
Date To Be Determined

 Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project Hearing
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors
Date To Be Determined

Note: The final Subsequent EIR is under preparation and will be posted here prior to the General Plan Consistency Determination Hearing at the Planning Commission.

For additional information, please contact Joddi Leipner, Senior Environmental Planner at (805) 882-3614 or JLeipner@cosbpw.net


Santa Barbara County has a long history of developing innovative environmental solutions for our community's needs.  The Santa Barbara County Department of Public Works, in collaboration with the cities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Solvang and Buellton, is proposing to develop a Resource Recovery Project that would process municipal solid waste (MSW) currently disposed at the County owned and operated Tajiguas Landfill.  This project includes facilities that would pull out any recyclables mistakenly sent to the landfill and anaerobically digest organic material currently buried at the landfill.  This project would increase recycling to our community above 80%, generate green energy and reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from our community.


http://conversiontechnologystudy.com/media/documents/Resource Recovery Project Summary 2013.pdf Resource Recovery Project Summary 2013.pdf  

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Timeline - Where We Are

The Resource Recovery Project is officially undergoing environmental review.  The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will be released in the beginning of 2014.  After it is released we will be seeking public comment on its contents.  In the meantime you can still send us your comments or have us meet with you and talk about the project.  Just send us an email or call us at (805) 882-3600. ­

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