SERVICES IN THE
UA VENTURA COUNTY

E.J. Harrison & Sons serves the many unincorporated areas of Ventura County. 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.

The unincorporated neighborhoods we serve are divided into service areas, as follows:

Service Area 1: Lockwood Valley, Rancho Matilija and Upper Ojai
Service Area 2: La Conchita, Rincon and Saticoy
Service Area 3: El Rio, Nyeland Acres and Somis
Service Area 4: Casitas Springs, Meiners Oaks, Oak View and Ventura River Valley
Service Area 5: Santa Rosa Valley
Service Area 6: Bardsdale, Buckhorn and Piru
Service Area 7: Unincorporated Newbury Park
Service Area 11: Unincorporated Moorpark

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

County of Ventura, Public Works Department

800 S. Victoria Ave. • Ventura, CA 93009-1600
vcpublicworks.org
805-654-2018

Guidelines for Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste

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

Roll-Off 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 805-647-1414.

  • In the unincorporated areas of Ventura County that are served by Harrison, weekly trash, recycling and yard waste collection take place Monday through Friday, depending on where you live. For your collection day or other collection information, call 805-647-1414.
  • 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.)
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chair-icon-ej-harrison-industries-trash-hauler Bulky Item Pickup

Harrison’s residential customers in unincorporated Ventura County are allowed one free pickup of up to two bulky items each calendar year, except in Service Area 7, where they’re allowed two free pickups of up to two bulky items each calendar year (total of four items).

Common bulky Items include:

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

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

Residents of unincorporated areas in Ventura County can safely dispose of HHW the fourth Saturday of each month (except November and December) at Ventura County’s Pollution Prevention Center. Appointments are required. Call 805-658-4323.

  • HHW items include batteries (automotive and household), compressed gas/propane tanks (under five gallons), cosmetics (nail polishes, removers, etc.), fire extinguishers, light bulbs, non-narcotic drugs, paints, pesticides and fertilizers, pool supplies, used oil filters, and used or contaminated motor oil and gasoline.
  • 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.

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

For residents of Service Areas 1, 2 and 4:

  • Residents of the Ojai Valley and other areas of Ventura County can take their used needles and lancets (sharps) to the Ojai Valley Community Hospital, at 1306 Maricopa Highway in Ojai, for proper and convenient disposal. No appointments are required, and disposal is available around the clock, but all sharps must be in sharps containers. (The hospital can provide containers to those who don’t have them.) Call 805-646-1401 for more information. (No expired medications and no animals sharps will be accepted.)
  • Residents of La Conchita and Rincon and other areas of Ventura County can take their used sharps to the West Ventura Medical Clinic, at 133 W. Santa Clara St. in Ventura, for disposal. No appointments are required, but disposal must take place during regular clinic hours – from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call 805-641-5600 for more information.

For residents of service areas 3, 5 and 11:

  • Oxnard area residents can contact the following centers for information on sharps disposal: St. John’s Regional Medical Center community health department, 805-988-2865; Ventura County public health clinics, 805-981-5221 or 805-385-9451; Magnolia Family Medical Center, 805-981-5151; and Las Islas Family Medical Group, 805-240-7000.
  • Moorpark area residents can call the Moorpark Family Medical Clinic, at 805-523-5400.
  • Santa Rosa Valley and Somis residents can take their used needles and lancets (sharps) to St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital, at 2309 Antonio Ave., in Camarillo. Call 805-389-5800 for hours and additional information.
  • For residents throughout service areas 3, 5 and 11, most regional and local medical centers and public health centers will accept used needles and lancets (sharps), for proper and convenient disposal. For availability, hours, addresses and additional information, call a center near you.

For residents of Service Area 6:

  • Residents of Bardsdale, Buckhorn and Piru can take their used needles and lancets (sharps) to the Ventura County Behavioral Health office in Fillmore, at 828 W. Ventura St., No. 250, for proper and convenient disposal. Appointments are required and are available during regular business hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call 805-524-8644 to schedule an appointment.

For residents of Service Area 7:

Residents of the Conejo Valley and other areas of Ventura County can take their used needles and lancets (sharps) to the Los Robles Regional Medical Center, at 215 W. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks, for proper and convenient disposal. No appointments are required, but disposal must take place during regular business hours, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. All sharps must be in sharps containers. (The hospital can provide containers to those who don’t have them.) Call 805-370-4441 for more information. (No expired medications and no animal sharps will be accepted.)

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

Residents of unincorporated Ventura County can drop off their used household batteries at the Ventura County Pollution Prevention Center HHW Collection Program, at 5777 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura; 805-658-4323.

Throughout Ventura County, many other agencies and businesses will accept household batteries. To find a location near you, call 1-800-CLEANUP or visit earth911.com.

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

Residents of unincorporated Ventura County can safely dispose of motor oil at Gold Coast Recycling in Ventura, at 5275 Colt St.; call ahead to confirm hours and service availability.

Throughout Ventura County, many businesses will accept used motor oil.To find a location near you, 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 our unincorporated areas, weekly trash collection takes place Monday through Friday, depending on address. For your collection day or other collection information, call 805-647-1414.
  • 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.
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hhw-icon-ej-harrison-industries-trash-hauler Household Hazardous Waste Recycling

Small-business owners in unincorporated areas of Ventura County can safely dispose of HHW the fourth Saturday of each month (except November and December) at Ventura County’s Pollution Prevention Center. Appointments are required. Call 805-658-4323.

  • HHW items include batteries (automotive and household), compressed gas/propane tanks (under five gallons), cosmetics (nail polishes, removers, etc.), fire extinguishers, light bulbs, non-narcotic drugs, paints, pesticides and fertilizers, pool supplies, used oil filters, and used or contaminated motor oil and gasoline.
  • 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

Small-business owners of unincorporated Ventura County can safely dispose of motor oil at Gold Coast Recycling in Ventura, at 5275 Colt St.; call ahead to confirm hours and service availability.

Throughout Ventura County, many businesses will accept used motor oil.To find a location near you, call 1-800-CLEANUP or visit earth911.com.