In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays,
employees of Harrison Industries will be taking the day off on Monday, Dec. 25, and Monday, Jan. 1. As a result, Harrison will collect trash, recycling and yard/organic waste one day later than usual during those weeks. Look for the regular collection schedules to resume the weeks following each holiday.
As an extra holiday service,
Harrison’s existing customers in the cities of Ventura, Camarillo, Fillmore, Ojai and Carpinteria may put out extra holiday waste curbside on collection day – up to two 50-gallon bags – free of charge for two weeks after Christmas, from Tuesday, Dec. 26, through Saturday, Jan. 6. Customers in the unincorporated areas of Ventura County will have extra trash pickup through Saturday, Jan. 13.
As another special holiday feature,
Harrison is making it easy for customers to recycle their Christmas trees. Just remove the ornaments, hooks, lights, tinsel, bows, nails and tree stands, then cut the trees into sections no more than 4 feet long and place them in your yard/organics waste cart on your scheduled pickup day. Or, place the whole Christmas tree at the curb on collection day. Flocked trees also are accepted for recycling.
The recycled trees will be processed into mulch by our partner Agromin. These products benefit our farmlands, orchards, nurseries, landscape projects and home gardens, so recycling your tree truly is a holiday gift to Mother Earth! We appreciate your help, and thanks also to Agromin and our local municipalities for participating in this program.
Finally, a reminder that our residential customers can place all three carts curbside every week, as Harrison collects all waste weekly – including food waste, which is now recyclable. All food waste should be placed in closed paper or plastic bags and the bags should be tossed in the organics waste cart.
Thank you for your role in the success of food waste recycling. Food waste recycling is the law, but more importantly, it’s vital for the environment. Food waste emits destructive methane gas as it decays, damaging our atmosphere and causing global warming. We continue to be a statewide leader in developing the programs and infrastructure needed to implement this ambitious project and your participation helps us succeed.
Harrison Industries serves the cities and surrounding unincorporated areas of Ventura, Ojai and Camarillo as well as the unincorporated areas of La Conchita, Lake Sherwood, Lynn Ranch, Ojai Valley (Ventura River Valley), Oxnard Plain, Newbury Park, Piru, Pt. Mugu, Rancho Matilija, Rincon, Santa Rosa Valley, Somis, Santa Paula, Upper Ojai, Yerba Buena, the Channel Islands Beach Community Services District, and the city of Carpinteria as E.J. Harrison & Sons; Fillmore and surrounding unincorporated areas as Santa Clara Valley Disposal.