Press Releases


Trash, Recycling, Composting Services Continue at Harrison, Gold Coast and Agromin, Amid COVID-19 Crisis

With the health and safety of employees, customers and communities of utmost importance, E.J. Harrison & Sons and its partners at Gold Coast Recycling and Agromin are closely following the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and all relevant federal, state and local agencies to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Harrison Sponsors Fundraising Hike to Two Trees with Santa

We at Harrison were very honored to be the first sponsor of a fantastic inaugural event at one of Ventura’s most iconic landmarks: Two Trees at Rancho Ventura.

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Gold Coast Recycling Celebrates 30 Years

Commemorating its first 30 years in business, our partner company Gold Coast Recycling welcomed a host of local dignitaries and others on Monday, Nov. 25, to see its facility and to officially cut the ribbon on its new state-of-the-art sorting, picking and baling systems.

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New Recycling Equipment Makes Headlines

With local news space at a premium, it’s never easy to get a story out to the community – even a story with vital information. So we’re very grateful to writer Mo Jazi and the Ventura County Star for making the effort to write, videotape and publish the story of our new equipment at Gold Coast Recycling.

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Recycling Evolves

The world of recycling has changed dramatically. Most significantly, China has gone from receiving nearly all of our recycled goods for decades to tightening restrictions to the point of receiving almost none, effective this year.

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Recycling Q&A for Businesses

In California, state laws require all commercial and multifamily units to recycle. In addition, if you generate at least 4 cubic yards of solid waste per week, you must comply with a state law requiring businesses to establish organics waste recycling programs.

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Keep On Recycling!

We at Harrison have a simple message for all of our customers: DO NOT STOP RECYCLING!

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Trash Pickup Not Available in Evacuation Areas

Harrison Industries advises that trash pickup is not being allowed in mandatory evacuation areas until further notice. No removal of fire debris can occur from properties which have partial or full structure damage without a ...

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Harrison Industries Featured in National Magazine, Waste Advantage

Harrison Industries was featured as the “Spotlight” article in the July 2016 issue of Waste Advantage Magazine (, a national publication that reports on the latest news and trends in the waste and recycling industries...

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Assembly Bill 1826 Requires Commercial Organic Recycling

California Assembly Bill 1826, which went into effect on April 1, 2016, requires all businesses which generate 8 cubic yards or more per week of organic such as food waste, green waste, landscaping waste, nonhazardous wood waste and food-soiled paper waste to sign up for commercial organic recycling...

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Harrison Driver’s Surprise Gift to Autistic Boy Touches the World

Harrison Industries is so proud of our Ojai residential recycling route driver Manuel Sanchez...

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E.J. Harrison Family Youth Center Opens in Saticoy

The doors of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura's new Saticoy clubhouse – the E.J. Harrison Family Youth Center – officially swung open during a grand opening on Thursday, Nov. 14...

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Waste and Recycling News

'Chop Suey' Draws National Attention

"Chop Suey" – a contraption E.J. Harrison put together himself from the salvaged parts of eight vehicles and scorched wood that he used as Harrison Industries' first garbage truck in 1932 – has gained national fame...

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Harrison and City of Carpinteria Reach 20-Year Agreement

Harrison Industries will continue to serve residential, commercial and industrial customers in Carpinteria for up to the next 20 years...

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Fillmore Chamber of Commerce Honors Harrison Industries

The Fillmore Chamber of Commerce honored Harrison Industries as its Business of the Quarter during a chamber mixer on Aug. 9 at the Santa Clara Valley Boys & Girls Club’s Fillmore clubhouse...

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Assembly Bill 341 Requires Commercial Recycling

California Assembly Bill 341 went into effect on July 1, mandating commercial recycling for all businesses that generate four or more cubic yards of waste per week and all multi-family dwellings with five units or more regardless of the amount of waste...

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Harrison Industries is Carpinteria Chamber’s Large Business of Year

Harrison Industries is the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Large Business of the Year. The Harrison family received the honor at the Chamber’s 54th annual Community Awards Banquet and Centennial Celebration on Jan. 28...

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Harrison, Agromin Join Albertsons on Pilot Food Waste Program

Harrison Industries and Agromin have joined forces with the Albertsons supermarket chain in a pilot program that will all but eliminate food waste at its Ventura and Camarillo stores...

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