Channel Islands Beach Service Area
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.
There is weekly trash and recycling pickups.
Channel Islands Beach Communities does their own billing for residential and commercial customers. Harrison bills for roll-offs. Restart feet applies (if service is cancelled and alter restarted).
Channel Islands Beach residents are allowed 2 bulky item pickups at no charge, once each calendar year (Thursdays only).
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About Channel Islands Beach Community Services
Channel Islands Beach Community Services District was created on December 13, 1982. The creation of the district was a result to fulfill the need for an independent governmental entity to provide solutions for various services including but not limited to water, sewer, and trash services. If new or increased levels of service were desired, the CIBCSD could provide them with the advantage of local representation and control through its locally elected board of directors.
The Channel Islands Beach community dates back to 1924 when the Hollywood Beach subdivision was initiated in unincorporated Ventura County. Silverstrand was mapped in 1925, and Hollywood by the Sea in 1926. Small water districts were founded to serve the needs of those communities, but were subsequently consolidated into the Channel Islands County Water District, serving the water and sewer needs of the entire beach and harbor area. This organization eventually became the predecessor of the CIBCSD.
In 1962 the Army Corps of Engineers started construction of a breakwater, and then the dredging for a small craft harbor. The dredging resulted in Hollywood by the Sea being cut into two parts separated by the harbor.
The Channel Islands Beach community has a long history of actively identifying community needs and organizing to pursue common goals. A Beach Chamber of Commerce and Homeowners Association was formed in 1947 and was active until the CIBCSD was created. Other organizations were formed in the 1975-1980 time frame to prevent the annexation of the beach community by adjacent cities and to focus on common concerns. As a result of their efforts, the action of the County of Ventura Board of Supervisors, and the votes of the beach community citizens, the CIBCSD was formed.
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, 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 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.
Household Hazardous Waste Recycling
HHW includes: oil-base paints; pool and photo chemicals; pesticides and insecticides; cleaning solvents; fertilizers; and fluorescent light tubes.
Channel Islands Beach Communities residents can safely dispose of HHW the second Friday and Saturday of each month at the Camarillo Clean Harbors facility. Appointments are required. Call 805-987-0717.
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
Channel Islands Beach Communities 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 (805-988-2865), North Oxnard Public Health (805-981-5221), South Oxnard Public Health (805-385-9147), Magnolia Family Health Center (805-981-5151) and Las Islas Clinic (805-240-7000). Call for more information.
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.