The San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) is a public agency overseen by 13 elected officials. We provide information and education about garbage and recycling, manage the county’s hazardous waste disposal programs, and enact resource management ordinances.

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How to Dispose of Amazon Packaging

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Plastic Amazon mailers can’t go in your curbside recycling, but you can still recycle them! Remove the paper labels and take them to a plastic bag drop-off.

How to Fix Christmas Lights

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Repairing Christmas lights is easier than you think! Watch these videos to find out how, no matter what type of lights you’re working with.

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SLO County Take Back Program

Need to dispose of tricky items like batteries, CFLs, paint medication? Through the SLO Take Back Program, every retailer that sells these items must take them back from the public for free. Learn more »


Business Hazardous Waste Disposal

The IWMA has programs to help businesses manage their universal waste and hazardous waste. Getting a disposal permit is now simpler than ever. Learn more »