County Sets Up Free Exchange for Debris Flow Boulders, Sediment

Program Aims to Keep Usable Material from Landfill

Heavy machinery works to break down and truck out boulders from the Cold Spring Creek debris basin. (Jan. 19, 2018)

Paul Wellman

Heavy machinery works to break down and truck out boulders from the Cold Spring Creek debris basin. (Jan. 19, 2018)

Excessive boulders and sediment piled up in the wake of Montecito’s January 9 Debris Flow can be listed at Santa Barbara County’s new Free Natural Materials Exchange. The program, established by the Public Works Department, aims to “facilitate the sharing of usable materials and limit the amount of debris heading to area landfills,” according to the website. “By using this site, homeowners and contractors can connect directly with Montecito residents who have materials on their property that they need to remove. The listed materials are free of charge.” For more information visit sbcountymaterialexchange.com.