Trash and Recycling
City Customer Service
(805) 388-5325

City Recycling
(805) 388-5392

E.J. Harrison & Sons
(805) 647-1414

HHW Appointments
(Household Hazardous Waste)
(805) 987-0717

Trash & Recycling Services

Trash/Recycling Collection Schedule

Camarillo Household Hazardous Waste Program Drop-off events are held on the second consecutive Friday and Saturday of every month. Click on the link above to schedule an appointment.

E.J. Harrison & Sons (contracted through the City of Camarillo). For special pickups, bulky/large items, missed pickups, commercial service, bin rentals, and residential service outside of City limits, please call  E.J. Harrison & Sons at (805) 647-1414.

City of Camarillo Utility Billing/Customer Service

For billing questions, barrel exchange, and to start or cancel service, call (805) 388-5325.

Trash Bin Blue Clear

- Glass Containers
- Aluminum & Metal Cans
- Clean Cardboard
- All Hard Plastics #1 thru #7
- Paper/Junk Mail
- Newspaper/Magazines

- Styrofoam
- Plastic Bags
- Greasy or Waxed Cardboard
- Film Plastic or Shrink Wrap

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Trash Bin Tan Clear

- Leaves/Grass
- Plants/Flowers
- Scrap Lumber
- Small Branches
- Yard Trimmings

- Recyclables
- Dirt/Rocks
- Manure
- Garden Hoses
- Trash/Flower Pots
- Yucca/Palm/Ice Plant

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Trash Bin Green Clear

All Remaining Trash 
After Recycling & Yard Waste

- Hazardous Waste
- Tires
- Batteries
- Televisions/Computer Monitors
- Motor Oil & Filters
    - Paint
- Fluorescent Light Tubes and Bulbs
- Medical Needles and Sharps

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Curbside Recycling Collection
Recyclable material can be placed in the blue container(s) in any order, there is no need to sort them by type. If residents randomly generate excess recyclable material that does not fit inside the recycle container(s), they are advised to flatten, stack, bundle cardboard boxes and place them adjacent to the recycle container(s) or place other excess recyclables in paper bags or closed cardboard boxes, curbside on collection day, adjacent to the recycle container. Please call E.J. Harrison and Sons at (805) 647-1414 to notify them that there will be extra recyclables to be picked up. To request an additional permanent recycle container, call the City’s utility division at (805) 388-5325

Curbside Trash Collection
All trash can be placed in the trash container(s). If residents randomly generate excess trash that does not fit in the trash container(s), they are advised to purchase extra trash service tag(s) at City Hall  601 Carmen Drive—$5 per tag. The extra trash must be put in a plastic trash bag with the service tag clearly attached to the bag. Trash bag(s) should be placed curbside on collection day, adjacent to the trash container. If residents require a permanent additional trash container, residents may call the City’s utility division at (805) 388-5325 to request a change in service level.

Trash Bin Rental
Bins and large roll-off containers ranging in size from 3- to 40-cubic yards may be rented for those big clean-up projects. Call E.J. Harrison & Sons at (805) 647-1414 to arrange for a bin rental. Harrison bills customers directly for these services.

To start or to cancel residential trash service, please call the City's utility division at (805) 388-5325.

For all of your household hazardous waste, electronic waste, and other recycling questions, please call the City's solid waste division at (805) 388-5392

Organic Waste Collection 
Every year, Californians discard approximately 6 million tons of food scraps. This translates to roughly 18% of all waste that is disposed of in a landfill.  The material does not break down correctly, resulting in the production of harmful greenhouse gases such as methane.

SB 1383, a landmark bill that takes effect in January 2022, aims to reduce the quantity of solid waste (trash, recycling, and organics) going to the landfill by 75% by 2025 compared to 2014 levels.

Cities across California are required to collect food scraps from their residents in order to comply with the law. Commercial organics collection services are already available in Camarillo, but beginning January 1, 2022, all single-family residential customers will be asked to place bagged food waste in the organics (yard waste) barrel.

Residential and Commercial Recycling Resources
For a complete list of helpful resources, please see the information below.

AB 341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling News

AB 341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling requires business establishments that generate four (4) cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week or is a multifamily residential dwelling of five (5) or more to make arrangements for recycling services.

AB 341 Frequently Asked Questions

AB 827 requires business establishments that generate (2) cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste to provide customers with access to organic, recycling, and trash containers to properly discard residual material purchased on the premises.

AB 1826 requires business establishments (including public entities) that generate a certain amount of organic waste each week to arrange for recycling services for that waste. Effective January 1, 2020, business establishments (including public entities) that generate two (2) cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week or a multifamily residential dwelling five (5) units or greater must arrange for organic recycling services.

AB 1826 Frequently Asked Questions

SB 1383 Organics Diversion Regulations establishes methane emissions reduction targets statewide to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants in various sectors of California's economy. SB 1383 establishes targets to achieve 50 percent reduction in the level of statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level by 2020 and 75 percent reduction by 2025. Additionally, it requires businesses that generate food waste to arrange for edible food to be diverted to food recovery organizations such as Waste-Free Ventura County.

SB 1383 Frequently Asked Questions CalRecycle has compiled frequently asked questions about the statewide implementation of California’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy.

Beverage Container Recycling Center Locator There are 1,211 recycling centers statewide that buy back empty California Refund Value (CRV) beverage containers. Most beverages sold in glass, plastic, or metal (other than milk, wine, and distilled spirits) are subject to CRV.

Beverage Container Recycling Facts Recycling saves energy by avoiding the need to produce new products from raw materials, lowering carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.

Composting at Home is nature's way of recycling. It helps keep a high volume of organic material out of the landfill and can be applied to soil to aid in the growth of plants.  

Construction and Demolition Debris program helps ensure that all projects comply with state and local laws. In accordance with the California Green Building Standards Code (CalGreen), all new residential, commercial, and mixed-use construction projects in Camarillo are required to divert a minimum of 65 percent of construction and demolition (C&D) waste from landfill disposal.

Curbside Recycling Tips explains what can and cannot be placed in the blue recycle barrel. The recyclable items are transported to Gold Coast Recycling and Transfer Station in Ventura where they are sorted by material.

EJ Harrison & Sons Trash Flash Newsletter
 is published twice a year, in the spring and fall, for commercial establishments.

Food Pantries
 provide access to emergency food, meals, groceries, and other forms of aid to individuals and families in need of assistance.

Food Share of Ventura County distributes more than 17 million pounds of food, or more than 20 million meals annually through its 190 pantry and program partners.  As Ventura County’s regional food bank, Food Share provides food for over 75,000 hungry friends and neighbors monthly. Food Share is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief network of food banks, as well as the California Association of Food Banks.

Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Center processes over 90,000 tons of recyclable materials each year at its 7.8-acre, 5275 Colt Street, facility in Ventura.

Home-Generated Syringes/Sharps Waste includes home-generated pharmaceutical waste and home-generated sharps waste. Home-generated sharps waste includes hypodermic needles, pen needles, intravenous needles, lancets, and other devices that are used to penetrate the skin for the delivery of medications derived from a household, including a multifamily residence or household. Home-generated sharps waste also includes sharps used to deliver medication to pets. The California Medical Waste Management Act prohibits the disposal of home-generated sharps into any container used for the collection of regular trash, recycling, or green waste.

Odds-N-Ends Guide
 (for electronic wastehousehold batteries, and miscellaneous recycling information)

PaintCare Drop-off Location
 sites accept up to five (5) gallons per visit (some take more). Please call ahead to confirm business hours and ask if they can accept the type and amount of paint you would like to recycle. Sites do not accept aerosols (spray cans), leaking, unlabeled, or empty containers.

Plastic Grocery Bag Recycling Locations

Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging: A Guide for Food Services and Restaurants
 to save money by reducing wasted food and packaging using various strategies, templates, and case studies.

Reducing Wasted Food at Home

Reduce Waste in your Restaurant: Composting

Residential Refuse & Recycling Services Guide
 includes information on residential refuse and recycling service levels, with corresponding volume-based charges.

Save the Food
 site provides a full suite of tips and interactive tools to help you begin planning smarter and saving food immediately.

Smoke Detector Disposal
 While it is legal to throw your ionization detector away in the trash, it is recommended that you return it to the manufacturer. 

Stop Food Waste Tips
 to save food and money.

Unused or Expired Medicine Drop-off Locations
 accept medicine as a safe way to dispose of pharmaceuticals.  Proper disposal of prescription medication protects everyone and the environment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), proper disposal of medicine prevents poisoning of children and pets, deters misuse by teenagers and adults, avoids health problems from accidentally taking the wrong medicine, too much of the same medicine, or a medicine that is too old to work well; and keeps medication from entering streams when poured down the drain or flushed down the toilet.

Used Oil and Filter Recycling Centers
 accept used motor oil from the public and will pay you 40 cents per gallon. Most centers will take up to five gallons at a time.

Where Can I Recycle My...

Where Do I Recycle E-Waste?
 The organizations included in this directory are members of California's Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003's Covered Electronic Waste Recycling Program. Before packing up your vehicle, you should call any of the listed organizations to find out more about their services, hours, and any potential fees.

Why Compost At Home?
 It's a simple, effective, and efficient method to reduce waste at home. It's also a simple way to turn yard trimmings, fruit scraps, and vegetable peels into a humus-rich, sweet-smelling soil conditioner that can be used to improve the landscape, increase plant growth, and sequester carbon.

Ventura County Green Business (VCGB) is a part of the California Green Business Network, whose mission is to assist businesses to operate sustainably as well as profitably. VCGB works with local government agencies to assist small-to-medium-sized businesses who chose to go through the process of becoming Green Certified. To be certified, participants must comply with all environmental regulations and meet program standards for saving water, conserving energy, preventing pollution, and minimizing waste. For more information, please visit

The City of Camarillo currently offers the “Earth Machine” compost bin to residents of the incorporated City of Camarillo. These bins are high quality, cost-effective, and practical with an 80-gallon capacity, measuring 33" in diameter and 33" tall and weighing 16 lbs. The cost to City residents is $45.73, a limit of one bin per household. More Information HERE.

Drop-off events are held on the second consecutive Friday and Saturday of every month. For an appointment please call: (805) 987-0717, or schedule ONLINE

For Information on how to decrease trash at home, at work, and at school, including holiday waste, yard/garden waste, and how to start and run a successful waste reduction program in your company, office, or community, please visit

For information on how to reduce unwanted mail, please click the following link Reduce Unwanted Mail