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Board Approves New Solid Waste Collection Agreements for
Unincorporated Areas Starting January 1st, 2024

On July 11, 2023, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved new residential solid waste collection agreements with Arakelian Enterprises, dba Athens Services, and EJ Harrison & Sons. These 10-year agreements reduce costs and offer enhanced services for residents in the County’s unincorporated areas (UA).

Starting January 1, 2024, the following UA residents currently served by WM, formerly Waste Management, will have a new waste hauling contractor:

Athens Services

UA Moorpark
UA Simi Valley
Oak Park
Regency Hills
Santa Susana Knolls

EJ Harrison & Sons

Lake Sherwood
Lynn Ranch
Yerba Buena

Transition planning for these areas is underway, and your new waste collection company will be reaching out to you soon. Thank you for your patience as you wait to receive more information.

UA residents currently served by EJ Harrison & Sons will continue to be served by them in 2024.

See the new waste contractor service areas,

or use our Interactive Map to search your address and

see which hauler will serve you in 2024:

Athens Services

Athens Ventura County Website

Phone: (805) 856-0113

Mon – Fri | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sunday | Closed

EJ Harrison & Sons

EJ Harrison & Sons Website

Phone: (805) 647-1414

Mon – Fri | 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday | Closed


2024 Residential Solid Waste Collection Agreements and Rates

Athens Services Agreement | Athens 2024 Rates                  EJ Harrison and Sons Agreement | EJH 2024 Rates

Highlights of the new agreements for UA residents with Athens Services and EJ Harrison & Sons include:

• Increased bulky item pickups: single-family customers will have (3) bulky item collections, and multifamily complexes will have up to four (4) designated collection events per calendar year
• A new, door-to-door Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program (more information to come in 2024)
• Neighborhood Cleanup events, including e-waste collection and document shredding
• Free compost and mulch (more information to come in 2024)
• A need-based senior discount program using the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) financial assistance program, easing the restrictions to qualify (show proof of age [62+] and CARE enrollment to your waste contractor in December to receive a senior discount on Jan/Feb billing)
• Cart replacements with uniform colors: black/grey for trash, blue for recycling, and green for organics (yard waste AND food waste)
• Reduced, bundled rates for most residents
• Annual rate adjustments capped at 4%


Waste Hauler Information

Residential Waste Haulers
Bulky Item Pick Ups
Senior Low-Income Discount Program
Transfer Stations, Landfills, and Green Waste


Blue Bin Recycling

What Goes in the Blue Bin


Organic Waste Recycling

FREE Kitchen Food Pail
EJ Harrison - Organic Waste
WM - Organic Waste

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Waste Hauler Information (through 2023)

Currently, WM and EJ Harrison & Sons serve residential customers in Unincorporated Areas (UA) of Ventura County. UA residents with questions about their service should contact their waste hauler directly:

G.I. Industries/Waste Management (WM)

Phone: (800) 675-1171 or (805) 522-9400
Hours: Mon-Fri | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Service Areas: Bell Canyon CSD, UA Moorpark, UA Simi Valley, Lake Sherwood/Carlisle Canyon, Lynn Ranch, Oak Park, Regency Hills, Santa Susana Knolls, Yerba Buena

E.J. Harrison & Sons (Newbury Disposal, Santa Clara Valley Disposal)

Phone:(805) 647-1414

Service Areas: Channel Islands Beach CSD, La Conchita, Ojai Valley (Ventura River Valley), Oxnard Plain, Piru, Pt. Mugu, Rancho Matilija, Rincon, Santa Rosa Valley, Somis, UA Camarillo, UA Fillmore, UA Newbury Park, UA Santa Paula, UA Upper Ojai, UA Ventura

Residents must contact their solid waste collector directly to schedule a bulky item pickup:

Single-family households can have two (2) bulky items picked up free of charge per calendar year.

Multi-family households may receive bulky item services and should contact their solid waste collector for details.

Tires, or other items requiring special handling, may have a fee. For questions or more information about bulky item collections, please contact your waste collector directly.

The Senior Low-Income Discount Program gives eligible residents a discount off their monthly/bimonthly waste collection bill. To be eligible for the discount, UA residents must meet both of the following criteria:

1. Be at least sixty-two (62) years of age and able to provide government-issued identification verification AND;

2. Enrolled in the CARE program (offered by The Gas Company or Southern CA Edison)

To apply, please contact your waste collector directly.

Transfer Stations (Call Ahead for Rates)


Del Norte Recycling & Transfer Station

111 S Del Norte Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93030

(805) 385-8060


Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station

5275 Colt St & Sperry Ave, Ventura, CA 93003

(805) 642-9236



Landfills (Call Ahead for Rates)


Calabasas Landfill (Only accepts material from a limited geographic area)

5300 Lost Hills Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

(818) 889-0363

Monday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Simi Valley Landfill

2801 Madera Rd, Simi Valley, CA 93065

(805) 579-7267

Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Toland Road Landfill (Only open to residents of the Santa Clara Valley)

3500 Toland Rd, Santa Paula, CA 93060

(805) 658-4685

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.



Green Waste Facilities (Call Ahead for Rates)



6859 Arnold Rd., Oxnard, 93033

(805) 485-9200

Accepts green waste, tree logs, wood (must be clean and untreated), pallets, fences, sawdust; palm and succulents also accepted


Peach Hill Soils

10951 W Los Angeles Ave, Moorpark, 93021

(805) 529 – 6164

Accepts brush, grass, leaves, wood lumber, tree trimmings; does not accept palm fronds and succulents


Welcome to Ventura County! See our Information on Waste Haulers and contact the waste collection company which currently serves your area. Please note unincorporated Ventura County areas currently served by WM will have a new waste collection company starting January 1, 2024.

UA residents can make an appointment to drop off household hazardous waste and e-waste at the Pollution Prevention Center, 5777 N Ventura Ave, Ventura CA 93001 (open the 4th Saturday of each month, except May, November, and December).

Additional HHW/e-waste collection event locations for City and UA residents can be found in our Residential Recycling Guide.

Always contact your trash collector first. If an issue cannot be resolved, email us at


Blue Bin Recycling

What Goes in the Blue Bin (from the Ventura County Residential Recycling Guide for Unincorporated Area Communities):

Cardboard: All cardboard including flattened shipping boxes
Cartons: All coated and non-coated paper cartons
Glass: Food and beverage containers
Metal: Aluminum and metal cans, metal lids, and aluminum foil
Paper: All clean paper, junk mail and magazines, paper boxes, cardboard egg cartons, and bags
Plastics #1-#7: Hard plastics such as milk jugs, juice, shampoo, detergent bottles, yogurt containers, nursery pots, and plastic toys. No plastic film or Styrofoam.


Visit your local solid waste contractor’s website to learn best practices for your service area:

EJ Harrison’s Recycling Guidelines

WM’s Recycle Right

Athen’s “What Goes Where” Guide

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Organic Waste Recycling

California law requires residents to recycle their food waste (see our SB 1383 page for more information). In 2022, many waste haulers began accepting food waste in yard waste carts to comply. Since then, the term Organic Waste has been introduced statewide to represent food waste and yard waste collections.

Need help getting started with food waste recycling? UA residents can fill out the Kitchen Food Pail Reservation Form and get a FREE food pail!

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