Business Recycling and Disposal

Commercial Recyclables
BRAP
Waste Prevention Guide
Green Waste Processing Facilities
Solid Waste Collection Agreements & Rates
Solid Waste Collectors
Landfills/Transfer Stations
Green Procurement

Director's List of Commercial Recyclables

Pursuant to Ventura County Ordinance 4445, Section 4770-2.2, the [Public Works Agency] Director may develop, maintain, publish and update as appropriate, in consultation with contract collectors and other diversion industry representatives, a list of recyclables generated by commercial customers. 

For a English version of the Director's list of commercial recyclables click here.

Lista del Director de Reciclables Comerciales

 

Business Recycling Assistance Program (BRAP)

The BRAP program is a FREE consultation service provided by the Ventura County Integrated Waste Management Division to businesses in the unincorporated areas of Ventura County. Businesses located within city limits should contact their City Recycling Coordinator for assistance.

Our solid waste professionals will analyze your material inflow and waste outflow to determine whether you have over-subscribed to solid waste collection services, what recycling program(s) would be most effective for you, and what potential your business has for reducing its generation of waste (source reduction).

Whether you have conducted your own waste audit or you sign up for ours, we will use audit information to suggest the best recycling option(s) for you. Where practical, we will work with an authorized solid waste collection company to set-up appropriate containers and to arrange pick-up of materials.

This service is available for all types of businesses, including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, offices, restaurants, retail stores and more.

For more information on the BRAP program, call:
805/658-4321.


Special Event Recycling

Assembly Bill 2176 requires that recycling services be provided at any large event or special event with more than 2,000 attendees. Contact IWMD at 805/658-4312 for assistance, or work with a commercial solid waste collector to arrange for trash and recycling bins. Event sponsors may also provide bins for CRV bottles and cans and self-haul to a local recycling center. For incorporated areas, please contact your city recycling coordinator.

For an informative document that can assist you with planning event recycling, click here.

For more information about recycling at special events in unincorporated Ventura County, contact:
David Goldstein
805/658-4312

david.goldstein@ventura.org

 

Waste Prevention Guide for Businesses

Waste Reduction

Also known as waste prevention - is the best way to reduce waste because it means waste isn't generated in the first place, so it needn't be recycled or disposed. The less waste you generate, the less your company will pay for trash and recycling services. There are many ways to reduce waste in all phases of commercial operations and in many aspects of a product's life, from production, to shipping, to its ultimate reuse or recyclability when discarded.

Elimination can be the first step in reducing - product packaging, for example, may not be necessary (like socks that can be hung out for sale with a simple paper hang-tag, instead of inside of a plastic bag). Product design can be changed to reduce packaging, and to ensure recyclability by using only one material. Designing for refilling and reuse are other ways to reduce disposal. Below are ideas for waste prevention compiled from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, the Washington State Department of Ecology and other sources.

Purchasing

  • Establish purchasing guidelines to encourage waste prevention (durable, concentrated, reusable, high-quality products).
  • Consider length of warranty and availability of repair services when purchasing equipment.
  • Use optical scanners, which give more details about inventory, allowing more precise ordering.
  • Order supplies in bulk to reduce excess packaging.
  • Order supplies by voice mail or electronic mail.
  • Substitute less toxic materials for toxic ones (i.e. vegetable-based inks, water-based glue, markers and paints).
  • Ask suppliers to minimize packaging on orders.
  • Request that deliveries be shipped in returnable containers.

Writing & Printing Paper

  • Make double-sided copies when possible.
  • Reuse envelopes or use two-way envelopes.
  • Circulate memos, documents, periodicals and reports, rather than individual copies.
  • Use voice or electronic mail or put messages on a chalkboard or central bulletin board.
  • Make scratch pads from used paper.
  • Use outdated letterhead for in-house memos.
  • Eliminate unnecessary forms. Double-side forms or redesign them to fit on a half sheet.
  • Use narrow-ruled notebooks.
  • Seek methods to reduce production errors.
  • Save documents on floppy disks instead of making hard copies.
  • Use central files for hard copies.
  • Print more words on each page by using smaller fonts and narrow margins.
  • Proofread documents on screen before printing.
  • Print drafts on paper already printed on one side.
  • Use same draft of report for corrections by several people.
  • Donate old magazines and journals to hospitals, clinics or libraries.
  • Keep mailing lists current and send only one copy per address.
  • Call or mail postcards directly to senders asking that your business be removed from mailing lists.
  • Accept final in-house documents with hand corrections.

Packaging

  • Eliminate unneeded packaging or layers of packaging.
  • Use lightweight packaging.
  • Use reusable boxes and mail bags for shipping to branch offices, stores and warehouses.
  • Reuse packaging (like foam peanuts, bubblewrap and cardboard boxes) or find someone who can.
  • Set up a system for returning cardboard boxes and foam peanuts to distributors for reuse.
  • Return, reuse and repair wooden pallets and spools.
  • Order merchandise with minimal packaging, in concentrated form and in bulk.

Equipment

  • Rent equipment that is used occasionally.
  • Invest in equipment that facilitates waste prevention, such as:
    • high-quality, durable, repairable equipment; fluorescent lights instead of incandescents;
    • Institute maintenance practices that prolong the life of copiers, computers and other equipment.

Food & Employee Services

  • Use durable towels, tablecloths, napkins, dishes, flatware, cups and glasses.
  • Encourage employees to bring their own mugs and utensils.
  • Request food vendor(s) to offer discounts on beverages served in employee mugs.
  • Buy company mugs and stop providing disposable cups.
  • Encourage customers to take home extra food.
  • Offer smaller portions, like children's menus.
  • Use reusable coffee filters.
  • Reuse trash can liners or eliminate them when possible.
  • Consider cloth roll towels, hot air dryers, large paper rolls in rest rooms or smaller/lighter-sized paper towels.
  • Provide condiments in bulk dispensers.

Consumer Choices

  • Teach customers about waste prevention, through promotional campaigns, brochures and newsletters, banners, newspaper ads, product displays, store signs and labels.
  • Encourage customers to bring their own bag(s) and compliment them when they do.
  • Offer customers waste reduction choices, such as items in bulk or concentrate; solar-powered items like calculators, flashlights; durable merchandise; repairable merchandise; items in refillable bottles.

 

 

Green Waste Recycling Logo   Green Waste Processing Facilities

 

Please call the following facilities for rates and hours of operation:

 

California Wood Recycling - Agromin (at Ormond Beach)
6859 Arnold Rd.

Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 271-4102
Accepts yard clippings and wood from haulers, landscapers, tree trimmers, and the public. They use the materials to create high-quality mulch and compost that is available for sale.

 

California Wood Recycling (at Simi Valley Landfill)
2801 Madera Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 650-1616
Accepts yard clippings and wood from haulers, landscapers, tree trimmers, and the public.

 

Ojai Valley Organics
140 Old Baldwin Road
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 640-9194 onsite number
(805) 524-2751 office number
santaclaraorganics@earthlink.net
Accepts yard clippings and wood from haulers, landscapers, tree trimmers, and the public. They use the materials to create high-quality mulch that is available for sale. The mulch is effective for reducing weeds, preventing erosion, moderating soil temperature, and retaining moisture in the soil.

 

Santa Clara Organics
2777 West Young Road
Fillmore, CA 93015
(805) 524-2751 onsite and office number
santaclaraorganics@earthlink.net
Accepts yard clippings and wood from haulers, landscapers, tree trimmers, and the public. They use the materials to create mulch for their adjacent farmland, reducing weeds, preventing erosion, moderating soil temperature, and retaining moisture in the soil.

 

Peach Hill Organics Recycling
10765 Los Angeles
Moorpark, CA 93021
Contact: Robert Medrano
(805) 529-6164
Accepts yard clippings and wood from haulers, landscapers, tree trimmers, and the public.

Mailing Address:
Peach Hill Organics Recycling
P. O. Box 158
Moorpark, CA 93021

 

The following transfer stations also accept clean green waste from the public. Please contact these facilities directly for rates and hours of operation:

 

Del Norte Recycling & Transfer Station
111 S. Del Norte Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-8060

 

Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station
5275 Colt St.
Ventura, CA 93004
(805) 642-9236

 

Commercial Solid Waste Collection Agreements & Rates

General Information

Currently, fourteen (14) solid waste collection companies provide collection service for all commercial customers within the unincorporated area (UA) of Ventura County.  By contract, each of these companies has the non-exclusive right to serve any business within the UA.

Commercial Solid Waste Collection Agreement & Rates

For a copy of the Commercial Solid Waste Collection Agreement click here.

2017 Rates

E.J. Harrison & Sons, Inc. (et al) and G.I. Industries 2017 Rates

For listings of the authorized solid waste collection companies, landfills, transfer stations, and greenwaste facilities, click on the appropriate tab above on this page.

For more information contact:
Lisa McCullough
805/658-4320 

lisa.mccullough@ventura.org

Curbside Trash Collection  Authorized Solid Waste Collectors

The following companies are the only solid waste collectors maintaining either residential or commercial franchise service agreements with the County of Ventura:

American Resource Recovery, Inc.
805/247-9155
JT's Rubbish & Recycling
805/732-9755
Anderson Rubbish Disposal
805/526-1919
www.andersonrubbishdisposal.com
JTZ, Inc. (dba Zaccaro Roll-Off)
805/486-8669
E. J. Harrison & Sons, Inc.
805/647-1414
www.ejharrison.com
Marborg Industries
805/963-1852
www.marborg.com
G. I. Industries, Inc. (Waste Management)
805/522-9400
www.wm.com
Mountainside Disposal, Inc.
661/831-2837
H. Cattle Company
805/522-9400
www.wm.com
Newbury Disposal Company
805/647-1414
www.ejharrison.com
Hobbs & Son, Inc.
805/373-9918
www.wm.com
Peach Hills Soils
805/529-6164
J & L Hauling & Disposal, Inc.
888/565-4634
www.jldisposal.com
Santa Clara Valley Disposal Company
805/647-1414
www.ejharrison.com

Front-end Loader at Material Recycling Facility (MRF)   Landfills and Transfer Stations

The following is a list of regional landfills and transfer stations. Not all of these facilities are in Ventura County. However, due to their proximity to portions of the County, they are listed here for the convenience of Ventura County businesses and residents. 

Calabasas Landfill
5300 Lost Hills Road
Calabasas, CA
(818) 889-0363
Monday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on all major holidays. Call first – landfill only accepts material from a limited geographic area.  CALL FOR RATES.

Chiquita Canyon Landfill
29201 Henry Mayo Drive

Valencia, CA
(661) 257-3655
Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  CALL FOR RATES.

Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station
111 S. Del Norte Avenue
Oxnard, CA
(805) 385-8060
Monday – Saturday 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  CALL FOR RATES.

Gold Coast Recycling and Transfer Station
5275 Colt Street
Ventura, CA
 (805) 642-9236
For trash: Monday – Friday 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For recycling: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  CALL FOR RATES.

Simi Valley Landfill
2801 Madera Road
Simi Valley CA
(805) 579-7267
Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Every third Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  CALL FOR RATES.

Toland Landfill
3500 N. Toland Road
Santa Paula, CA
(805) 525-8217 or 658-4685
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Available for residents of Santa Paula, Fillmore and Unincorporated Areas of the Santa Clara River Valley only.  CALL FOR RATES.

For additional landfill information please contact:
Gloria Silvestri-Whitcomb
805/658-4319
gloria.silvestri-whitcomb@ventura.org

Green Procurement   Green Procurement

The County of Ventura is a large consumer of goods and services and the purchasing decisions of our organization can positively or negatively affect the environment.

It is the adopted policy of the County of Ventura to purchase and use recycled content products whenever possible. The County favorably considers the selection of recycled-content and renewable materials, products, and supplies where availability, fitness, health, operational efficiency, quality, safety, and price of the recycled product is otherwise equal to, or better than, the non-recycled content and/or non-renewable alternative.

Each year, all vendors/suppliers making sales to the County of Ventura are required to complete and submit the Recycled Content Reporting Form.

For sales made during FY16/17 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017), vendors/suppliers are required to submit reports now through September 30, 2017.

For more information about the County’s procurement policies, please visit General Services Agency – Procurement Services.

For questions regarding the Recycled Content Reporting Form, please contact:
Tobie Mitchell
805/658-4315
tobie.mitchell@ventura.org