Service Area 6
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.
Basic service: 96-gallon trash barrel; 64-gallon recycle; 96-gallon yard waste.
There is weekly trash pickup.
There is biweekly (alternating) recycle and yard waste pickup.
Residents of Service Area 6 are allowed 2 bulky item pickups free of charge once each calendar year.
A service discount is offered to those age 62 and over. Mail-in proof is required.
For pricing or other information, call 805-647-1414 or 1-800-41-TRASH. Restart fee applies (if service is canceled and later restarted).
Service Area 6 – Bardsdale, Buckhorn and Piru
Bardsdale is an unincorporated community of Ventura County. It was established in 1887 by real estate developer Royce G. Surdam on 1,500 acres of the old Rancho Sespe grant that he purchased from his business associate, Thomas R. Bard.
The Bardsdale area has long been a center of citrus ranching, having a large number of verdant orange orchards with home sites interspersed among them. The citrus is sold throughout the country and around the world. Among its lemons and other crops, there are avocado orchards west of Bardsdale toward Santa Paula.
The Bardsdale Cemetery serves the community as well as Fillmore, which has no other cemetery. The Elkins Ranch Golf Course is on the east edge of Bardsdale.
Buckhorn is a populated place name along State Route 126 in a rural unincorporated area of Ventura County. Buckhorn is located about 2 miles outside of Piru, in the Santa Clara River Valley. An early stagecoach stop and a regular eating place known for being midway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Buckhorn was run by the Waring family, who came to the county in 1869 and owned the nearby Buckhorn Ranch. The shipping of agricultural products such as citrus continued to keep this route busy for many years.
Piru is a small unincorporated town located in eastern Ventura County with a population of 2,063 at the 2010 census. The name Piru comes from the Tatviam Indian word for the tule reeds growing along Piru Creek that were used in making baskets.
Piru was founded in 1887 by David C. Cook, a wealthy book publisher of Sunday School tracts and supplies from Illinois, who bought the Rancho Temescal Mexican land grant from the sons of Ygnacio del Valle
In 1890, Cook built a lavish Queen Anne-style home that came to be known as the Piru Mansion. The mansion burned down in 1981. The owners, seeking to reconstruct their home, utilized old photographs and the assistance of people who had restored the house during its lifetime. The new mansion was completed in December 1983.
Piru has been used for shooting countless film and television productions over the years, and nearby Lake Piru in the Los Padres National Forest is the main recreational attraction.
Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station
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 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 the retail locations, Agromin offers its 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.
As stewards of our environment, Agromin is committed to the protection and renewal of our soil resources, to build a more sustainable future and greener world – for us, for our children and for generations to come.
Household Hazardous Waste Recycling
HHW includes: oil-base paints; pool and photo chemicals; pesticides and insecticides; cleaning solvents; fertilizers; and fluorescent light tubes.
Residents and businesses in Service Area 6 can safely dispose of HHW the fourth Saturday of each month (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: fireworks; smoke detectors; radioactive and medical waste; explosive materials; compressed gas cylinders; tires; appliances with freon; and trash.
Medical Sharps Recycling
Bardsdale, Buckhorn and Piru residents 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.