Ojai Service Area
E.J. Harrison & Sons is proud to have served most of the communities in Ventura County for nearly 85 years. Founded in 1932, we will soon celebrate our 90th anniversary in business. We owe great thanks for our success to our dedicated employees, many of whom have served the company for more than 40 years.Trash is limited to what fits in the barrel.
Minimum Service 34-gallon trash barrel
Standard Service 101/64 gallon trash barrel
High Volume 2 101-gallon trash barrels
There is weekly trash pickup.
Yard waste alternates with recycling.
For pricing or other information, call 805-647-1414 or 1-800-41-TRASH. Restart fee applies (if service is cancelled and later restarted). Encroachment permit required for bin rentals & roll-off.
Ojai residents are allowed 2 bulky item pickups at no charge once each calendar year.
City of Ojai Website:
About City of Ojai
Ojai is a city in the picturesque Ojai Valley surrounded by hills and mountains with a population of 7,461 at the 2010 census. Chumash Indians were the early inhabitants of the area, which they called “Ojai,” a Chumash word meaning “moon.” Previously called Nordhoff, the city was renamed Ojai in 1917.
Ojai’s charms are many. The community has long been known as a haven for artists, musicians and health enthusiasts. Filled with delightful shops, art galleries and a host of places to retreat from, it also is a popular destination for tourists.
The area also is dotted with a number of prestigious private schools, including Thacher School, Ojai Valley School, Villanova Preparatory School and Besant Hill School of Happy Valley.
Ojai has a historic downtown built in the early 1920s featuring a Spanish-style arcade, a bell-tower reminiscent of the famous campanile in Havana and a pergola opposite the arcade. Also downtown is Libbey Park and the Libbey Bowl amphitheater, site of numerous cultural events, including the Ojai Music Festival. The Ojai, one of the nation’s top amateur tennis tournaments, has been held in the city since 1896.
Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station
Waste diversion is the first priority of Gold Coast Recycling and Transfer Station, located at 5275 Colt Street in Ventura. It has helped all client cities surpass state recycling mandates by offering a wide variety of services.
Waste diversion is the first priority of Gold Coast Recycling and Transfer Station, located at 5275 Colt St. in Ventura. It has helped all client cities surpass state recycling mandates by offering a wide variety of services, including the following:
- Recycle Buy-Back Center: We pay top prices for aluminum, CRV 1 through 7, plastic bottles and glass. Due to a downtrend in the paper markets, we accept but currently do not reimburse for newspaper, cardboard, paper, bulk mail or magazines.
- Free E-waste Recycling (No limit!): Don’t throw away your old electronic equipment, or let it pile up in your garage. GCR accepts e-waste including computers and computer monitors; printers; VCRs; televisions; small kitchen appliances; fax machines; cell phones; consoles and big-screen TVs; and lamps, including fluorescent and high-intensity lamps (there’s a small fee for fluorescent tubes and ballasts; call for pricing).
- ABOP (Antifreeze, Batteries, Oil and Paint) Recycling: GCR accepts antifreeze; auto, boat and household batteries; motor oil (limit 20 gallons in 5-gallon containers); oil filters (unlimited); and latex paint (limit 10 gallons; labels must be on paint cans). (For residential customers of Harrison Industries only! NO pesticides. NO oil-based paint. NO solvents.)
- Drop-off Center: for self haul
Gold Coast Recycling hours of operation are 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and closed Sundays.
Gold Coast’s Recycle Buy-Back Center is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; closed Sundays.
Phone: 1-800-AGROMIN (247-6646)
You know all those grass clippings, tree branches and leaves that you place in your brown green waste container? For the past two decades, Harrison Industries trucks have transported them to our strategic partner, Agromin Premium Soil Products, which each year uses cutting edge technology to convert almost 380,000 tons of the green waste materials into its organic mulches, compost, wood chips and other products that naturally fertilize plants and trees.
Agromin has more than 240 premium soil products and sells them at 41 retail locations in Ventura County and throughout Southern California. These products, available to the public at 41 retail outlets in Southern California, save water, help reduce soil erosion and reduce the use of non-organic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides – making our air and water cleaner.
In addition to its retail locations, you can order Agromin products online.
Agromin also is in the process of transforming its existing green waste compost facility on its 9.6-acre site in the Santa Clara Valley into a 26-acre Biogenic Energy Park that will convert food waste into biogenetic renewable energy. The facility will help accommodate the residential curbside food waste recycling program that Harrison is in the process of implementing, in compliance with state laws.
Household Hazardous Waste Recycling
HHW includes: oil-base paints; pool and photo chemicals; pesticides and insecticides; cleaning solvents; fertilizers; and fluorescent light tubes.
Ojai residents can safely dispose of HHW the fourth Saturday of each Monday (closed May, November and December) at Ventura County’s Pollution Prevention Center. Appointments are required. Call 805-658-4323.
Quantity limits: 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste per visit.
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.
Medical Sharps Recycling
Ojai residents can bring their used needles and lancers (sharps) to Ojai Valley Community Hospital for proper and convenient disposal. Call 805-640-2279 for more information.