What Happens to My Recycling?
Here in the City of Santa Barbara, our blue bin recyclables are collected and brought Santa Barbara County ReSource Center where items are sorted into material types by machine. These materials are then purchased by buyers from companies that recycle them into other products.
Recycling markets have changed drastically over the last year, so our Accepted Items list has also changed. If there aren't buyers for certain types of low quality plastics, then they cannot be recycled.