LOS OLIVOS, Calif. - Residents of the San Ynez Valley were invited to safely dispose of hazardous waste the County’s Santa Ynez Valley Recycling and Transfer Station.
“Away is never away. It’s always going somewhere,” said Tori Kampmann with Santa Barbara County Public Works.
The 'April Household Hazardous Waste Event' was put on by Caltrans and the Clean CA program.
“There are safe and environmentally friendly methods of disposing waste," said Clean California Program Manager, Laurie Baima.
The event was open to residents in the unincorporated area of the county and the City of Solvang.
“We don’t want the stuff to end up in the storm drains, places like that. And we want to preserve this area for our future children," said Santa Ynez resident, Andrew Cruickshank.
Participants came out to drop off common household items like cleaners, paint, and batteries, as well as unwanted electronics like computers and TVs.
This event was held to discourage illegal dumping and improper disposal of hazardous waste.
The next hazardous waste event will be in October.