Ventura 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.
Minimum Service 34-gallon trash
Standard Service 64-gallon trash
High Volume 101-gallon trash
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).
Ventura residents are allowed 2 free bulky item pickups once each calendar year (Tuesdays only).
Ventura City Website:
City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division:
About City of Ventura
Ventura (also called San Buenaventura) is the county seat of Ventura County with a population of 106,433 at the 2010 census. It is the site of Mission San Buenaventura, founded in 1782 by Father Junipero Serra.
Ventura has some of the best surfing in Southern California, especially Surfer's Point at Ventura County Fairgrounds. In addition to Mission San Buenaventura, downtown Ventura is home to museums, galleries, dining and shopping. Primary areas of activity include California Street and Main Street between Ventura Avenue and Fir Street. Downtown Ventura is also home to Ventura's ornate City Hall, with its signature statue of Father Serra. City Hall once served as the Ventura County Courthouse.
The Ventura Harbor is home to fishing industry, seafood restaurants and a shopping village at Ventura Harbor Village. The Channel Islands National Park headquarters is also located at the harbor, and boats to the Channel Islands depart from there daily.
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
Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) includes: oil-base paints; pool and photo chemicals; pesticides and insecticides; cleaning solvents; fertilizers; and fluorescent light tubes.
The City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Division sets aside the third Saturday of the month (except during December)
for Ventura residents to safely dispose of HHW at Gold Coast Recycling (5275 Colt St., Ventura). Appointments are required.
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
Ventura residents can bring their used needles and lancers (sharps) to the following locations for proper and convenient disposal: Ventura Public Health (805-652-5754) or West Ventura Family Care Clinic (805-641-5600).
Call facilities for addresses and collection hours.