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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While recycling may be the right thing to do, recycling the wrong things is not. Check out this video to find out if you’ve been “wishcycling.”

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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 »