ELECTRONIC WASTE / E-WASTE

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For more information on e-waste re-use, recycling and other available programs, city residents may contact their City Recycling Coordinator and unincorporated area residents may contact:

Howard E. Hope

805/658-4322
howard.hope@ventura.org

The following e-waste recylcing options are available to Ventura County residents and businesses:

  • Televisions, computer monitors and Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs)
  • Printers and scanners
  • Central Processing Units (CPUs) and Laptops
  • Fax and copy machines
  • Video game consoles (X-Box, Playstation, Gameboy, etc.)
  • Computer peripherals (mice, keyboards, external hard drives, CD drives, floppy drives, etc.)
  • Cellular phones (remove battery)
  • VCR and DVD players
  • Stereo Systems (CD Players, radioes, etc)

In addition to the items listed above, some small appliances may also qualify as Electronic Waste (e-waste).  As a general rule of thumb, if a small appliance is programmable, it likely contains a circuit board and the solder used in circuit boards often contains lead or mercury, which is hazardous and therefore is e-waste.  A microwave oven is a good example of a programmable small appliance which qualifies as e-waste. Small appliances, which are not programmable, pose no hazard to the environment and may be placed inside your curbside recycling container.  Examples of such items include coffeemakers, blenders, and toasters. Listed below are government sponsored e-waste disposal sites, private businesses, and re-use programs.

NOTE: Each location has its own e-waste policy on what items they accept, any charges, and whether or not they accept business waste. Please call individual locations for information.

For all unincorporated areas and the cities of Fillmore, Santa Paula, and Ojai. Collection events are held on the fourth Saturday of each month, with the exceptions of May, November, and December due to holidays during those months. Limited to 5 computer/television/CRT monitors per visit.

  • Visit CalRecycle’s website www2.calrecycle.ca.gov/Electronics/eRecycle (create link titled E-Waste Locations) to locate electronic waste recycling facilities by zip code.
  • For larger businesses in Ventura County which cannot participate in the programs listed above due to generation volumes, there are several companies servicing the Ventura County area to choose from. Examples of such companies are NEXCYCLE (800) 969-2020, and Electronic Recyclers International (800) 884-8466.
  • Visit www.securethecall.org to inquire about Secure the Call Foundation’s non-profit program to take donated cell phones and convert them into a 911 emergency-only phone for those in need.
  • Visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com to inquire about donating or selling cell phones to the Cell Phones for Soldiers non-profit program which is dedicated to providing cost free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans.

City of Fillmore Santa Clara River Valley Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
743 Sespe Place
(at the Fillmore Fire Station/Public Works Yard on the corner of A Street & Sespe Place)
Fillmore, CA 93015
805/658-4323 residential appointments and information.
800/714-1195 small business appointments and information.

For all unincorporated areas and the cities of Fillmore, Santa Paula, and Ojai. Collection events are held twice a year.  Limited to 5 computer/television/CRT’s monitors per visit.

City of Ventura Household Hazardous Waste Program
5275 Colt Street
Ventura, CA 93003
805/652-4525
residential and business appointments and information.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection services for City of Ventura only. Collection events held on the third Saturday of each month.  Closed in December. Call for e-waste quantity limits.

Del Norte Recycling and Transfer Station
111 South Del Norte Blvd.
Oxnard CA 93030
805/385-8060
Collection for the cities of Oxnard and Port Hueneme. Open Monday through Saturday, 5:30 AM – 5 PM. Buyback Center open 7 AM – 4 PM.

G.I. Industries Trash Service
805/522-9400
Collection for the cities of Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Moorpark.
G.I. Industries Trash Service customers residing in Oak Park can contact G.I. Industries for information on proper e-waste disposal and/or recycling of CRT’s. Open Monday – Friday, 5 PM to 7 PM & Saturday, 8 AM – 5 PM.

Goodwill Industries of Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties
www.goodwillvsb.org
Free e-waste disposal at several different Goodwill locations

Ventura County Pollution Prevention Center
5777 North Ventura Avenue
Ventura, CA 93001
805/658-4323 residential appointments and information.
800/714-1195 small business appointments and information.

City of Thousand Oaks Household Hazardous Waste Facility
1993 Rancho Conejo Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
805/449-SAVE (7283)
for appointments and information.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection services for unincorporated areas including Newbury Park and Oak Park, and the cities of Thousand Oaks, Ojai, and Santa Paula. Collection events held on the first Saturday of each month.  Closed in December. Call for e-waste quantity limits.

Clean Harbors Environmental Services
880 West Verdulera Street
Camarillo, CA 93010
805/987-0717
residential and business appointments and information.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection services for all unincorporated areas and the cities of Camarillo, Moorpark, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, and Santa Paula. Collection events held on the second Friday and Saturday of each month. Computer monitors and televisions only. Call for quantity limits..

FC Management Service, Inc.
2001 Anchor Court, Suite B
Newbury Park, CA 91320
805-499-0050
moreinfo@pcrecycle.us
www.pcrecycle.us

Free, local drop-off site. Open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Gold Coast Recycling and Transfer Station
5275 Colt Street
Ventura CA 93003

805/642-9236
Collection for the cities of Camarillo, Ojai, and Ventura. Open Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 7 PM, Saturday, 8 AM – 5 PM. Limit of 3 computer/television monitors per month for residents.

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