Welcome to the Resource Recovery Project Web Site
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New Project Fact Sheet Available
Click here to download the new project fact sheet (June 2018).
County Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approves Revised Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project, November 14, 2017 - read more
Project Overview – September 2018 (PPT) – click here to download
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.
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.