Welcome to the Resource Recovery Project Web Site
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.
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