Ventura County Zone 3
Basic Service 96-gallon barrel; 64-gallon recycle; 96-gallon yard waste.
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).
Zone 3 residents are allowed 2 bulky item pickups free of charge once each calendar year.
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.
Piru is a small unincorporated census-designated 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 which 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 Street in Ventura. It has helped all client cities surpass state recycling mandates by offering a wide variety of services.
- 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 computers and computer monitors; printers; VCRs; televisions; small kitchen appliances; fax machines; cell phones; Consoles and big-screen TVs; Lamps, including fluorescent and high-intensity lamps (small charge for fluorescent tubes and ballasts; call for pricing).
- ABOP (Antifreeze, Batteries, Oil and Paint) Recycling: GCR accepts: auto batteries, boat and household batteries; oil filters (unlimited); antifreeze; motor oil (limit 20 gallons in 5-gallon containers); and latex paint (limit 10 gallons; labels must be on paint cans). (Residential customers of Harrison Industries only! NO pesticides, NO oil-based paint, NO solvents)
- 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.
Bardsdale and Piru 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.
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
Bardsdale residents can bring their used needles and lancers (sharps) to Fillmore Medical Plaza (852 W. Ventura Street) for proper and convenient disposal. Call 524-2672 for more information.