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South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station Tour
March 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Looking to reduce your environmental impact? Join CEC community partner Impact Hub to learn about our region’s waste history, waste diversion efforts, and actions being taken to protect the environment during this tour.
Be sure to RSVP online to reserve your spot – space is limited!
We will be meeting at Impact Hub Funk Zone 10 E Yanonali St before to carpool, or you can meet us at the facility 4430 Calle Real.
The South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station (SCRTS) is located at 4430 Calle Real in Santa Barbara, California. The facility opened in 1967 and can process up to 550 tons of waste per day. This transfer station serves as a central collection point for a large portion of the non-hazardous waste generated on the South Coast. The station receives commercial roll-off containers, as well as waste brought in by residents and small, non-franchised haulers (e.g. landscapers). The remainder, comprised of trash, is taken directly to the Tajiguas Landfill by franchised haulers seeking to take advantage of the lower tipping fees.
Sam Dickinson, Program Specialist, Santa Barbara County Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division, will be showing us around!
Sam Dickinson has been employed as a Program Specialist for Santa Barbara County Public Works for the last five years. He graduated UCSB in 2009 with a degree in Environmental Studies. After graduating, Sam worked in the Bay Area as an environmental educator. Being a Santa Barbara native, Sam was eager to take what he had learned to make a difference in his own community. Sam is passionate about the Santa Barbara community and likes that his education work can influence individuals and companies to make better environmental decisions.