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Ventura County Ordinances
VENTURA COUNTY ORDINANACE NO. 4590 – The Board of Supervisors approved Ordinance 4590 on December 7, 2021.
This amended County ordinance code regulates solid waste collection, disposal and recycling within the unincorporated areas of the County, as required by state Assembly Bills 939 and 341. This ordinance includes the regulation of organic waste as required in Senate Bill 1383. This ordinance also requires the recycling and diversion of construction and demolition (C&D) debris from residential and commercial projects.
VENTURA COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 4156 – The Board of Supervisors approved Ordinance 4156 on December 9, 1997. Effective July 1, 2004, the current CIWMP Fee is $0.05 per ton.
This ordinance code provides for the assessment and collection of the County Integrated Waste Management Plan Fee (CIWMP Fee). The CIWMP fee was established to defray the costs associated with the preparation, adoption and implementation of regional integrated waste management plans for both the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Ventura County.
The fee is paid by city and County solid waste collectors on all Ventura County solid waste disposed at landfills inside and outside the county. It is also paid by in-county solid waste facilities on waste brought in by self-hauls and disposed waste originating outside the county.
STATE ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 341 – Assembly Bill 341 (AB 341) was enacted July 1, 2012 to help the state achieve its goal of diverting 75% of solid waste from California landfills.
AB 341 requires recycling by all businesses and non-residential properties generating four (4) or more cubic yards of solid waste per week and multi-family dwellings of five (5) or more units. The law also requires every jurisdiction, including the County of Ventura, to ensure such recycling programs are implemented and maintained on an ongoing basis.
STATE SENATE BILL NO. 1383 – Senate Bill (SB 1383) Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) was enacted September 19, 2016 in an ongoing statewide effort to reduce disposal of organic waste by 75% from California landfills by 2025.
SB 1383 requires all residents and businesses to responsibly manage their organic waste (inclusive of all food waste, and for businesses, edible food recovery efforts). Implementation of this law takes effect January 1, 2022.
STATE ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 1826 – Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826) was enacted April 1, 2016 in an ongoing state effort to divert 75% of solid waste from California landfills.
AB 1826 requires businesses, including commercial or public entities such as schools, hospitals, stores, restaurants, industrial businesses, for profit or non-profit organizations, multi-family dwellings with five (5) or more units and others, to recycle their organic waste, based on the amount and type of waste the business produces on a weekly basis, with full implementation realized by 2019.
Commercial Solid Waste Collection Agreement & Rates
Currently, twelve (12) solid waste collection companies provide collection service for all commercial customers within the unincorporated area (UA) of Ventura County. By contract, each of these companies has the non-exclusive right to serve any business within the UA.
For a copy of the Commercial Solid Waste Collection Agreement click here.
2023 Commercial Rates
2023 Commercial Rates for E.J. Harrison & Sons and G.I. Industries
Commercial Agreement Amendments, approved by Board of Supervisors, March 8, 2022, item #25 Amendments required to include new state organic requirements under Senate Bill (SB) 1383.
The Integrated Waste Management Division established 4 new Residential Refuse/Recyclables Collection Agreements and 1 Residential/Commercial “Hybrid” Agreement in 2014. Each of these Agreements is unique, and each is in effect for 10 years.
For listings of the authorized solid waste collection companies, landfills, transfer stations, and green waste facilities, click on the appropriate tab on this page.
Solid Waste Collectors
The following companies are the only solid waste collectors maintaining either residential or commercial franchise service agreements with the County of Ventura: