|The Integrated Waste Management Division (IWMD) reduces waste, prevents pollution, and promotes the sustainable management of materials in partnership with the community. The IWMD is responsible for the County's compliance with the California Integrated Waste Management Act, including recycling and reuse programs to reduce waste going to landfills and to enhance environmental quality.|
The IWMD administers 4 residential, and 14 commercial, solid waste collection contracts serving the unincorporated areas of Ventura County. For information on residential solid waste collection companies, including service areas and a service area map, click here. Commercial solid waste collection companies, including recycling and waste disposal facilities, can be found here.
Additionally, the IWMD administers a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection program including the operation of a Permanent HHW collection facility called the Pollution Prevention Center, which serves unincorporated area residents and residents from the cities of Ojai, Santa Paula, and Fillmore. This program is free to residents of these communities. For information on the County's program as well as other local city HHW programs, click here.
If a business qualifies as a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG), the business may properly dispose of hazardous waste at HHW facilities for a significantly reduced disposal cost versus a private contractor managing the hazardous waste. For information on the County's CESQG Program, click here.
Lastly, the IWMD is responsible for implementing the Disaster Debris Management Plan (DDMP) following a disaster. The DDMP is implemented during the clean up or "recovery" phase of a disaster and involves working closely with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services (OES) and solid waste collectors, organizing clean up crews, tracking debris tonnage and filing any required reports with federal, state, and local agencies.
Ventura County Government Center
Hall of Administration
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009-1650
Main Line: 805/658-4321
|Integrated Waste Management Division Directory|
Main Office Line
|Division Manager - Bruce Belluschi||658-4311|
|Staff Services Manager - Derrick Wilson||658-4314|
|Recycling Market Development Zone Administrator / Eye on the Environment Articles - David Goldstein||658-4312|
|Residential & Commercial Solid Waste Collection Contracts / Senior - Low Income Discount Program - Lisa McCullough||658-4320|
|Green Waste Fee Exemption Program / Solid Waste Tonnage Tracking & Reporting - Gloria Silvestri-Whitcomb||658-4319|
|Land Use Reviews / Community Service Districts Liaison / Community Beautification Events - Tobie Mitchell||658-4315|
|Construction & Demolition Debris Management Program / Electronic Waste Recycling Program / Community Beautification Events - Howard E. Hope||658-4322|
|Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) / Used Oil Payment Program / GIS Geocoding / Web Content - Don Sheppard||658-4318|
|Administrative Office Assistant / HHW Appointment Scheduling - Cortney Rasura||658-4316|
|Household Hazardous Waste Appointment Line||658-4323|