Deputy Director's Welcome 

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Leslie Wells
Resource Recovery & Waste Management Deputy Director

My name is Leslie Wells, the Deputy Director for the Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division within the County of Santa Barbara Public Works Department. Our Division is staffed with approximately 100 employees and is committed to providing regional residents and businesses with cost-effective, innovative, and environmentally sound solutions to manage our community's waste.  We take pride in designing and implementing programs and operating facilities that educate and engage residents and businesses to actively participate in efforts that benefit our local environment.  We strive to continually improve our services and responsiveness to the needs of the County for whom we serve. Our efforts have directly resulted in a high level of service that you will find detailed on our website, and in our Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018-19.