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Telephone: (805) 658-4321

Fax: (805) 658-4324

General Questions: VCRecycles@ventura.org

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

Location: 800 South Victoria Ave, Ventura, CA 93009


Our planned HHW event for July 27, 2024, has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please join us for our planned HHW Collection Events in August, September, and October.

Thank you!


To serve Unincorporated Ventura County, as well as the cities of Ojai, Santa Paula, and Fillmore, the County of Ventura sponsors several Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events each year at two permanent locations:

Pollution Prevention Center (PPC)                              Santa Clara River Valley (SCRV)
Permanent HHW Collection Facility                                Permanent HHW Collection Facility
5777 N Ventura Ave.                                                          741 Sespe Pl. (A-Street Entrance)
Ventura, CA 93001                                                             Fillmore, CA 93015

Events are held on the fourth Saturday of                     Events are held on the first Saturday of April
each month.                                                                         and October.

(Excluding May, November and December)

Residents of Unincorporated Ventura County may register for events at either facility. Please see below for registration information as well as the current event calendar.

These events are reserved only for residents of Unincorporated Ventura County, Ojai, Santa Paula, and Fillmore. Most other Ventura County cities offer their own recurring HHW collection events as well, free for residents within their jurisdictions. For more information on events in your city, please click here.




Events at the Ventura County Pollution Prevention Center and Santa Clara Valley Collection Facility accept liquid materials in containers of 15-gallons or less and solids no greater than 125-pounds combined. If you have more, please make as many appointments as you need, but do not transport more than 15-gallons or 125-pounds of hazardous material at any given time – this is a violation of DOT regulations.

The following materials are acceptable for drop-off:

Household Cleaners                 Medication*                               Electronic Waste

Chemical Drain Cleaners          Auto & Furniture Polish           Corrosive Liquids

All Paints & Thinners                 Fluorescent Lights                    Pool Chemicals

Mineral Spirits                           All Household Batteries             Propane Cylinders

Wood Preservatives                 Used Motor Oil & Filters            Photographic Chemicals

Liquid & Solid Fertilizers          Gasoline & Fuel Oils**               Aerosol Cans & Sprays

Hobby Supplies                         Road Flares***

We cannot accept any federally controlled substances or medical sharps. For disposal instructions, please click here. *

We must empty all flammable liquids safely away from the public. If you would like to keep your container, please alert the attendant and return after the event to collect it. **

While we can accept road flares, marine flares are considered explosive devices in the state of California and require special handling. Please contact a registered hazardous waste hauler for disposal. ***

  • Refrigerators, AC Units, or Other CFC-Containing Appliances. For disposal instructions, please click here.
  • Explosives (i.e., Ammunition, Fireworks, Marine Flares, etc.)
  • Infectious or Other Biologically Hazardous Materials
  • Ionizing Smoke Detectors and Other Radioactive Wastes
  • Tires
  • Large/Bulky Appliances