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Telephone: (805) 658-4321

Fax: (805) 658-4324

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Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays

Location: 800 South Victoria Ave, Ventura, CA 93009

The BRAP program is a FREE consultation service provided by the Ventura County Integrated Waste Management Division to businesses in the unincorporated areas of Ventura County. Businesses located within city limits should contact their City Recycling Coordinator for assistance.

Our solid waste professionals will analyze your material inflow and waste outflow to determine whether you have over-subscribed to solid waste collection services, what recycling program(s) would be most effective for you, and what potential your business has for reducing its generation of waste (source reduction).

Whether you have conducted your own waste audit or you sign up for ours, we will use audit information to suggest the best recycling option(s) for you. Where practical, we will work with an authorized solid waste collection company to set-up appropriate containers and to arrange pick-up of materials.

This service is available for all types of businesses, including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, offices, restaurants, retail stores and more.  For more information on the BRAP program, call: 805-658-4321.

If your business has not been contacted yet by your County contracted solid waste collector, please reach out to them, to see what steps your business needs to take to be in compliance. Click here for collector names and contact information.


Free Containers Available to Assist in Your Business Recycling Efforts. For more information, email


Click here for Free School and Business Recycling Container Options.


Free Business Recycling and Organics Printable Resources

Click here for Food Waste Recycling – images (English/Spanish)

Click here for Food Waste Recycling – list of items (English/Spanish)

Click here for What Goes in Recycling (English/Spanish)

Click here for Beverage Container Recycling (English/Spanish)

Click here for What is AB 1276 – Single Use Foodware (English/Spanish)

Click here for AB 1276 -Available Upon Request – text (English/Spanish)

Click here for AB 1276 -Available Upon Request – images (English/Spanish)


Free School Recycling and Organics Printable Resources

Click here for Share It! (English/Spanish)

Click here for Stack it! (English/Spanish)

Click here for Recycle It! (English/Spanish)

Click here for Trash It! ( English/Spanish)

Click here for Pour It! (English/Spanish)

Click here for Compost It! ( English/Spanish)

Click here for Milk Choice (English)

Click here for Share Table (English)


Special Event Recycling

Assembly Bill 2176 requires that recycling services be provided at any large event or special event with more than 2,000 attendees. Contact IWMD at 805-658-4312 for assistance, or work with a Commercial Solid Waste Collector to arrange for trash and recycling bins. Event sponsors may also provide bins for CRV bottles and cans and self-haul to a local recycling center. For incorporated areas, please contact your City Recycling Coordinator.

For an informative document that can assist you with planning event recycling, Click here.

For more information about recycling at special events in unincorporated Ventura County, contact:
David Goldstein

Waste Reduction

Also known as waste prevention – is the best way to reduce waste because it means waste isn’t generated in the first place, so it needn’t be recycled or disposed. The less waste you generate, the less your company will pay for trash and recycling services. There are many ways to reduce waste in all phases of commercial operations and in many aspects of a product’s life, from production, to shipping, to its ultimate reuse or recyclability when discarded.

Elimination can be the first step in reducing – product packaging, for example, may not be necessary (like socks that can be hung out for sale with a simple paper hang-tag, instead of inside of a plastic bag). Product design can be changed to reduce packaging, and to ensure recyclability by using only one material. Designing for refilling and reuse are other ways to reduce disposal. Below are ideas for waste prevention compiled from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, the Washington State Department of Ecology and other sources.


  • Establish purchasing guidelines to encourage waste prevention (durable, concentrated, reusable, high-quality products).
  • Consider length of warranty and availability of repair services when purchasing equipment.
  • Use optical scanners, which give more details about inventory, allowing more precise ordering.
  • Order supplies in bulk to reduce excess packaging.
  • Order supplies by voice mail or electronic mail.
  • Substitute less toxic materials for toxic ones (i.e. vegetable-based inks, water-based glue, markers and paints).
  • Ask suppliers to minimize packaging on orders.
  • Request that deliveries be shipped in returnable containers.

Writing & Printing Paper

  • Make double-sided copies when possible.
  • Reuse envelopes or use two-way envelopes.
  • Circulate memos, documents, periodicals and reports, rather than individual copies.
  • Use voice or electronic mail or put messages on a chalkboard or central bulletin board.
  • Make scratch pads from used paper.
  • Use outdated letterhead for in-house memos.
  • Eliminate unnecessary forms. Double-side forms or redesign them to fit on a half sheet.
  • Use narrow-ruled notebooks.
  • Seek methods to reduce production errors.
  • Save documents on floppy disks instead of making hard copies.
  • Use central files for hard copies.
  • Print more words on each page by using smaller fonts and narrow margins.
  • Proofread documents on screen before printing.
  • Print drafts on paper already printed on one side.
  • Use same draft of report for corrections by several people.
  • Donate old magazines and journals to hospitals, clinics or libraries.
  • Keep mailing lists current and send only one copy per address.
  • Call or mail postcards directly to senders asking that your business be removed from mailing lists.
  • Accept final in-house documents with hand corrections.


  • Eliminate unneeded packaging or layers of packaging.
  • Use lightweight packaging.
  • Use reusable boxes and mail bags for shipping to branch offices, stores and warehouses.
  • Reuse packaging (like foam peanuts, bubblewrap and cardboard boxes) or find someone who can.
  • Set up a system for returning cardboard boxes and foam peanuts to distributors for reuse.
  • Return, reuse and repair wooden pallets and spools.
  • Order merchandise with minimal packaging, in concentrated form and in bulk.


  • Rent equipment that is used occasionally.
  • Invest in equipment that facilitates waste prevention, such as:
    • high-quality, durable, repairable equipment; fluorescent lights instead of incandescents;
    • Institute maintenance practices that prolong the life of copiers, computers and other equipment.

Food & Employee Services

  • Use durable towels, tablecloths, napkins, dishes, flatware, cups and glasses.
  • Encourage employees to bring their own mugs and utensils.
  • Request food vendor(s) to offer discounts on beverages served in employee mugs.
  • Buy company mugs and stop providing disposable cups.
  • Encourage customers to take home extra food.
  • Offer smaller portions, like children’s menus.
  • Use reusable coffee filters.
  • Reuse trash can liners or eliminate them when possible.
  • Consider cloth roll towels, hot air dryers, large paper rolls in rest rooms or smaller/lighter-sized paper towels.
  • Provide condiments in bulk dispensers.

Consumer Choices

  • Teach customers about waste prevention, through promotional campaigns, brochures and newsletters, banners, newspaper ads, product displays, store signs and labels.
  • Encourage customers to bring their own bag(s) and compliment them when they do.
  • Offer customers waste reduction choices, such as items in bulk or concentrate; solar-powered items like calculators, flashlights; durable merchandise; repairable merchandise; items in refillable bottles.

The following is a list of regional landfills and transfer stations. Not all of these facilities are in Ventura County. However, due to their proximity to portions of the County, they are listed here for the convenience of Ventura County businesses and residents.

Calabasas Landfill
5300 Lost Hills Road
Calabasas, CA
(818) 889-0363
Monday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on all major holidays. Call first – landfill only accepts material from a limited geographic area.  CALL FOR RATES.

Chiquita Canyon Landfill
29201 Henry Mayo Drive
Valencia, CA
(661) 257-3655
Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  CALL FOR RATES.

Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station
111 S. Del Norte Avenue
Oxnard, CA
(805) 385-8060
Monday – Saturday 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  CALL FOR RATES.

Gold Coast Recycling and Transfer Station
5275 Colt Street
Ventura, CA
(805) 642-9236
For trash: Monday – Friday 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For recycling: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  CALL FOR RATES.

Simi Valley Landfill & Recycling Center
2801 Madera Road
Simi Valley CA
(805) 579-7267
Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Every third Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  CALL FOR RATES.

Landfill Agreement with City of Moorpark
Landfill Agreement with City of Oxnard
Landfill Agreement with City of Simi Valley
Landfill Agreement with City of Thousand Oaks
Landfill Agreement with the County of Ventura
Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Center Sustainability Fee Agreement


Toland Road Landfill
3500 N. Toland Road
Santa Paula, CA
(805) 525-8217 or 658-4685
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Available for residents of Santa Paula, Fillmore and Unincorporated Areas of the Santa Clara River Valley only.  CALL FOR RATES.

Landfill Agreement with City of Oxnard

Disclaimer: Any posted agreement between an above-listed facility and another jurisdiction is for informational purposes only. The County of Ventura is not involved in the development of these agreements or any special rates. All inquiries should be directed to that respective city or landfill.

California Wood Recycling – Agromin (at Ormond Beach)
6859 Arnold Rd.
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 271-4102
Accepts yard clippings and wood from haulers, landscapers, tree trimmers, and the public. They use the materials to create high-quality mulch and compost that is available for sale.


California Wood Recycling (at Simi Valley Landfill)
2801 Madera Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 650-1616
Accepts yard clippings and wood from haulers, landscapers, tree trimmers, and the public.


Peach Hill Organics Recycling
10765 Los Angeles
Moorpark, CA 93021
Contact: Robert Medrano
(805) 529-6164
Accepts yard clippings and wood from haulers, landscapers, tree trimmers, and the public.

Mailing Address:
Peach Hill Organics Recycling
P. O. Box 158
Moorpark, CA 93021


The following transfer stations also accept clean green waste from the public. Please contact these facilities directly for rates and hours of operation:


Del Norte Recycling & Transfer Station
111 S. Del Norte Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-8060


Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station
5275 Colt St.
Ventura, CA 93004
(805) 642-9236

The below listed sections of Ventura County ordinance code and state legislation impact the management of solid waste in the unincorporated areas of Ventura County.


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. 4156The 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 Legislation

STATE ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 341Assembly 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.


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 / Contractors

The following companies are the only solid waste collectors maintaining either residential or commercial franchise service agreements with the County of Ventura:

G. I. Industries, Inc.
(Waste Management)
Marborg Industries
E. J. Harrison & Sons, Inc.
Mountainside Disposal, Inc.
J & L Hauling & Disposal, Inc.
Peach Hills Soils
Athens Services
Athens Services


New Space Allocation Guidelines will be posted in late 2022. Please contact Tobie Mitchell, with any questions. 

Space Allocation Guidelines