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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Tricks to Beat the Plastic-Wrapped Treats

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The spookiest part of Halloween might actually be all the single-use plastic trash it creates. Don’t be frightened though, we’ve assembled a great list of tricks to beat the plastic-wrapped treats.

National Zero Waste Conference Highlights

The National Recycling Coalition has partnered with EcoJustice Radio and Adventures in Waste to spread the Zero Waste message beyond the walls of the conference.  They have re ...

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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 »

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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 »