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County Board of Supervisors to consider Revised Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project November 14, 2017

The Board of Supervisors will consider approval of the Revised Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project,including an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan Waste Disposal Facility Overlay, at their meeting on November 14, 2017. The Board Letter for the project can be accessed through the Board's website. A copy of the Revised TTRP SEIR Addendumis available here. To make downloading easier the Revised Addendum is divided into 3 files, the Addendum Text (1.02 MB), Figures (29.4 MB) and Appendices (29.3 MB).


Planning Commission Votes Unanimously that Changes to the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project are in Conformance of the County's Comprehensive Plan

On August 30th, the Planning Commission voted 4-0 that the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project is in conformance with the County's Comprehensive Plan. The addendum to the certified Final Subsequent EIR was also summarized for the Planning Commission during the hearing.


 New Project Fact Sheet

Click here to download the most recent project fact sheet.

 Power Point Presentation of Proposed Update to TRRP

 Click here to download power point presentation of the proposed changes to the TRRP.


­ The latest developments for Resource Recovery Project are detailed in the November 30 issue of Biomass Magazine.
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Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project and Sanitary Landfill
Solid Waste Facility Permit (SWFP) #42-AA-0015

A Revision to the Tajiguas Landfill's Solid Waste Facility Permit (SWFP) is required for the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project. A copy of the Local Enforcement Agency's (LEA) Public Notice for the SWFP Revision can be accessed here.




Updates on the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project


Board of Supervisors Approves Contract and EIR for Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project at the Tajiguas Landfill on July 12, 2016


The Board of Supervisors approved a contract with MSB Investors, LLC to design build and operate the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project and certified of the proposed Final Subsequent EIR on July 12,2016. The Board Letter for the Project, video and other details can be accessed at: https://santabarbara.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=451313&GUID=D5CFE319-FCDD-4A18-8849-D964B051CF6F&Options=info&Search=. A Revision Letter/Errata to the proposed Final Subsequent EIR was prepared to address minor changes to the proposed Final Subsequent EIR and can be accessed here.

If you have any questions regarding the project or the hearing, please contact Carlyle Johnston at (805) 882-3617 or by email at CJohnst@cosbpw.net.

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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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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. ­

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