Thousand Oaks Service Area
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, recycle and yard waste pickup.
Thousand Oaks residents are allowed 2 free bulky item pickups at no charge twice each calendar year (total of 4 bulky items).
A 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).
About Thousand Oaks
Thousand Oaks is the second-largest city in Ventura County. Located in the east county, about 40 miles from downtown Los Angeles, it is named after the many oak trees present in the area.
The city forms the central populated core of the Conejo Valley. It was incorporated in 1964 but has since expanded to the west and east. Two-thirds of neighboring Westlake Village and most of Newbury Park were annexed by Thousand Oaks during the late 1960s and 1970s. The Los Angeles County-Ventura County line crosses at the city’s eastern border with Westlake Village.
The population of Thousand Oaks was estimated to be 126,813 in 2019, up slightly from 126,683 in the 2010 census.
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-based paints; pool and photo chemicals; pesticides and insecticides; cleaning solvents; fertilizers; fluorescent light tubes; and medical sharps.
Thousand Oaks residents can safely dispose of HHW on Fridays and Saturdays (except most major holiday weekends), from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the city’s HHW facility, at 2010 Conejo Center Drive, Newbury Park. E-waste is also accepted. Appointments are required and can be made online. Call 805-449-SAVE for more information.
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
Residents of the Conejo Valley and other areas of Ventura County can bring 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.)