Ventura County Zone 2
Basic Service 96-gallon barrel; 64-gallon recycle; 96-gallon yard waste.
There is weekly trash, recycling and yard waste
For pricing or other information, call 805 647-1414 or 1-800-41-TRASH. Restart fee applies (if service is cancelled and later restarted).
Zone 2 residents are allowed 2 bulky item pickups free of charge once each calendar year
About El Rio
El Rio is an unincorporated agricultural community in Ventura County with a population of 7,198 at the 2010 census.
The town was founded in 1875 and named New Jerusalem by Simon Cohn, a Prussian Jewish merchant who owned a general store at the location. In 1895, the postal authority changed the name of the town to Jerusalem and four months later, they changed it to Elrio, one word.
In 1905, they changed it to El Rio, two words, which means in “The River” in Spanish, referring to the nearby Santa Clara River.
About Moorpark unincorporated area
The unincorporated area surrounds the city of Moorpark (population 34,421), founded in 1900 by Robert Poindexter, presumably named after the moorpark apricots that grew in the area.
About Nyeland Acres
Nyeland Acres is an unincorporated agricultural community in Ventura County near Oxnard.
About Santa Rosa Valley
Santa Rosa Valley is a rural equestrian community of rolling hills in Ventura County between Camarillo, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks that has a population of 3,334 at the 2010 census. An economy based largely in the industries of agriculture, biotechnology, telecommunications, manufacturing and tourism supports the area.
Somis is an unincorporated area in Ventura County just north of Camarillo with a population of 2,946 at the 2010 census.
Somis is primarily an agricultural area, but is home to a fire station, hardware store, the Somis Market that is also a Mexican café and several shops, including the Somis Nut House. Numerous estates and ranches surround the community.
Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station
Waste diversion is the first priority of Harrison Industries’ business partner 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.
- Recycle Buy-Back Center: GCR pays top prices for aluminum, newspaper, cardboard, junk mail and magazines, paper, CRV 1 through 7 plastic bottles and glass.
- Free E-Waste Recycling: Don’t throw away your old electronic equipment, or let it pile up in your garage. GCR accepts computers/computer monitors; printers; VCRs and DVD players; televisions; small kitchen appliances; fax machines; iPods; cell phones and smart phones
- ABOP (Antifreeze, Batteries, Oil and Paint) Recycling: GCR accepts: auto batteries (limit 2); boat and household batteries; antifreeze; motor oil (limit 20 gallons in 5-gallon containers); and latex paint (limit 10 gallons).
- Drop-off Center: for self haul
Gold Coast Recycling is open 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
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 planning stages 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.
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.
El Rio and Nyeland Acres residents 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 658-4323 for appointments, addresses, hours and more information..
Moorpark, Santa Rosa Valley and Somis residents and small businesses can safely dispose of HHW the second Friday and Saturday of each month at Camarillo's Clean Harbors Facility. Appointments are required. Call 987-0717 for appointment and address.
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
El Rio and Nyeland Acres residents can bring their used needles and lancers (sharps) to the following area locations for proper and convenient disposal: St. John’s Regional Medical Center (988-2865), North Oxnard Public Health (981-5221), South Oxnard Public Health (385-9147), Magnolia Family Health Center (981-5151) and Las Islas Clinic (240-7000). Call for addresses, hours and more information.
Moorpark area residents can bring their used needles and lancers (sharps) to the Pleasant Valley Hospital's Moorpark Family Care Clinic, 35 W. Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark. Phone: 529-4624.
Santa Rosa Valley and Somis residents can bring their used needles and lancers (sharps) to Pleasant Valley Hospital, 2309 Antonio Ave., Camarillo. Phone: 389-5931.