SERVICES IN THE
CITY OF CARPINTERIA

E.J. Harrison & Sons is proud to have provided decades of service to our partner communities. Founded in 1932, we will soon celebrate our 90th anniversary in business.

In service to our residential and commercial customers, Harrison is responsible for the collection and processing of trash and recyclable materials, plus additional services including bulky item pickup and household hazardous waste recycling.

Every service we provide and every decision we make is based on what will best serve the environment and the community and divert materials from the landfill, particularly organic materials, which emit methane gas, a super-pollutant that contributes to climate change.

As award-winning stewards of the environment, Harrison is committed to nothing more than keeping our land, air and water clean and thriving.

E.J. Harrison & Sons

P.O. Box 4009 • Ventura, CA 93007
ejharrison.comcustomerservice@ejharrison.com
805-647-1414 • 800-41-TRASH

City of Carpinteria

5775 Carpinteria Ave. • Carpinteria, CA 93013
carpinteriaca.gov • 805-684-5405

Guidelines for Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste

Click here to view what’s acceptable for trash, recycling and yard waste pickup – and what’s not acceptable.

Roll-Offs and Temporary Bins

Click here for details on renting roll-off containers and temporary bins.

Residential Services and Standards 

For residential pricing and billing questions, to start or stop residential service, and for barrel exchanges and size changes, call call 805-647-1414

  • In Carpinteria, weekly trash, recycling and yard waste collection take place on Thursday.
  • Carts should be out by 7 a.m. on collection days.
  • Carts should be placed two to three feet away from one another and from objects such as mailboxes and cars, with the wheels facing the curb.
  • Trash is limited to what fits in the cart.
  • Trash pickup may be delayed by one day on holiday weeks. (Click on the button below to view your holiday pickup schedule.)
  • To view the most recent Trash Flash residential newsletter, click on the button below.
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chair-icon-ej-harrison-industries-trash-hauler Bulky Item Pickup

Capinteria residents are allowed two bulky item pickups in a 12-month period, to be picked up at no charge. Common bulky Items include:

  • Broken or old furniture
  • Water heaters
  • Mattresses
  • Old bathroom and kitchen fixtures
  • Household appliances

sharps-icon-ej-harrison-industries-trash-haulerMedical Sharps Recycling

Carpinteria residential customers can call E.J. Harrison & Sons at 805-647-1414 or 800-41-TRASH to schedule a delivery of a sharps container. These one-gallon containers with postage paid return packaging are provided at no additional charge to the customer.

battery-icon-ej-harrison-industries-trash-hauler Battery Recycling

Carpinteria residents can drop off their household batteries at the following locations (check the sites for hours of operation):

  • Carpinteria City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Ave.; 805-880-3415
  • Carpinteria Valley Lumber, 915 Elm Ave.; 805-684-2183

hhw-icon-ej-harrison-industries-trash-hauler Household Hazardous Waste Recycling

Carpinteria residents can safely dispose of HHW on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center at UC Santa Barbara (Mesa Road, Building 565). The center is closed when it is raining and on major holidays. Call 805-882-3602 in advance on those occasions to determine whether or not the center will be open.

  • HHW includes oil-based paints; pool and photo chemicals; pesticides and insecticides; cleaning solvents; fertilizers; and fluorescent light tubes.
  • The quantity limit per visit is 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste.
  • The following items are not accepted at the monthly HHW events: fireworks; smoke detectors; radioactive and medical waste; explosive materials; compressed gas cylinders; tires; and trash.

oil2-icon-ej-harrison-industries-trash-haulerOil Recycling

Carpinteria residents can safely dispose of motor oil at the following certified oil recycling centers in Carpinteria (and at Gold Coast Recycling in Ventura); call ahead to confirm hours and service availability.

  • Bob’s Garage, 4492 Carpinteria Ave.; 805-684-2312.
  • City of Carpinteria ABOP Facility, 5775 Carpinteria Ave.; 805-684-5405.
  • Risdon’s 76 Service, 4401 Via Real; 805-684-7676.
  • Gold Coast Recycling, 5275 Colt St., Ventura; 805-642-9236.

For more recycling information, call 1-800-CLEANUP or visit earth911.com.

Commercial Services and Standards

For commercial pricing and billing questions, to start or stop commercial service, and for bin exchanges and size changes, call 805-647-1414.

  • In Carpinteria, weekly trash collection takes place on Thursday.
  • Trash and recycling bins should be ready by 7 a.m. on collection days.
  • Trash is limited to what fits in the bin.
  • Trash pickup may be delayed by one day on holiday weeks. (Click on the button below to view the holiday pickup schedule.)
  • To report missed pickups, and to inquire about roll-off and bin rentals, call 805-647-1414.
  • To view the most recent Trash Flash commercial newsletter, click on the button below.
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hhw-icon-ej-harrison-industries-trash-hauler Household Hazardous Waste Recycling

Carpinteria small-business owners can safely dispose of HHW on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center at UC Santa Barbara (Mesa Road, Building 565). The center is closed when it is raining and on major holidays. Call 805-882-3602 in advance on those occasions to determine whether or not the center will be open.

  • HHW includes oil-based paints; pool and photo chemicals; pesticides and insecticides; cleaning solvents; fertilizers; and fluorescent light tubes.
  • The quantity limit per visit is 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste.
  • The following items are not accepted at the monthly HHW events: fireworks; smoke detectors; radioactive and medical waste; explosive materials; compressed gas cylinders; tires; and trash.

abop-icon-ej-harrison-industries-trash-hauler ABOP Facility (city service)

Carpinteria small-business owners can safely dispose of their ABOP (antifreeze, batteries, oil and (latex) paint) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of every month (except November and December, when it’s just the second Saturday) at City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Ave. Call 805-880-3415 for more information and to confirm hours and availability.

  • ABOP also includes mercury-based thermostats, compact fluorescent bulbs; fluorescent light tubes; and e-waste (TVs, computers, etc.; limit three items).
  • The quantity limit per visit for antifreeze, oil and paint is five gallons total.
  • The following items are NOT accepted: refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and other major appliances.
  • As an additional disposal service, oil, oil filters and antifreeze can be taken to City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

oil2-icon-ej-harrison-industries-trash-haulerOil Recycling

Carpinteria small-business owners can safely dispose of motor oil at the following certified oil recycling centers in Carpinteria (and at Gold Coast Recycling in Ventura); call ahead to confirm hours and service availability.

  • Bob’s Garage, 4492 Carpinteria Ave.; 805-684-2312.
  • City of Carpinteria ABOP Facility, 5775 Carpinteria Ave.; 805-684-5405.
  • Risdon’s 76 Service, 4401 Via Real; 805-684-7676.
  • Gold Coast Recycling, 5275 Colt St., Ventura; 805-642-9236.

For more recycling information, call 1-800-CLEANUP or visit earth911.com.