Environmental Sustainability and Energy Efficiency


The City supports and encourages Reduce, Reuse and Recycling of all materials. In cooperation and coordination with the County of Santa Barbara, various programs are available. Additional information can be found at the Less is More website.
See more at: City of Buellton Public Works

Christmas Tricycle – January 9, 2016

Trees can be dropped off at starting December 28.  Take home a bag of fresh spruce mulch for your yard on January 9!

WHEN:  December 28, 2015 through January 9, 2016

WHERE:  River View Park, East End

Santa Barbara Regional Recycling Market Development Zone

The City of Buellton has joined the Santa Barbara Regional Recycling Market Development Zone (SBRRMDZ), which would benefit the local business community and has been working with the Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division (RRWMD) of the County Public Works Department in this regard.

The RMDZ program combines economic development with solid waste recycling by offering low-interest loans and other forms of assistance to manufacturers that use recycled materials to make new products or as a source for other companies to make new products.  It fosters markets for recycled materials, helps divert materials from being disposed in local landfills, helps startup businesses and existing businesses expand, and creates jobs.  Renewing the designation for the SBRRMDZ will enable the SBRRMDZ to continue offering these incentives to manufacturers in its member jurisdictions.

The State established the RMDZ program to offer incentives to manufacturers in a RMDZ that use:

Under the RMDZ program, up to $2 million may be borrowed (up to $1 million for property acquisition) or 75 percent of a project’s costs, whichever is less.  CalRecycle establishes the fixed interest rate every six months, and the rate may not be lower than four percent.  The maximum loan term is 10 years, or 15 years if secured by commercial real estate.  Projects in the categories of waste prevention, reuse, and recycling/composting/anaerobic digestion are eligible.

The loan funds may be used for:

Manufacturers participating in the program can also receive other types of assistance from member jurisdictions, as well as CalRecycle.

More Information: Santa Barbara County RMDZ:Region Detail