Several options are available to Ventura County residents and businesses to responsibly recycle outmoded household electronics, such as:
Television and computer monitors or Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT's)
Computer peripherals (mouse, keyboard, CD drivers, floppy drivers, etc)
Printers and scanners
Central Processing Units (CPU's)
VCR and DVD players
Fax and copy machines
Video games stations (X-Box, Playstation, Gameboy, etc)
Stereo systems (cassette and CD players, small AM/FM radios, 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. 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.
The Ventura County Integrated Waste Management Division wants to thank you for taking the time to safely dispose and recycle your electronic related equipment. E-waste has become a serious disposal problem and our goal is to recycle or reuse as much e-waste as possible.
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.
Camarillo Recycling, Inc. 532 S. Dawson Dr. Unit 2 Camarillo, CA 93012 805/987-0226 Free e-waste disposal. Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 & Saturday 9:00-3:00
City of Fillmore Santa Clara River Valley Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility 743 Sespe Place Fillmore, CA 93015 805/658-4323 residential appointments and information. 800/714-1195 small businessappointments 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 Thousand Oaks Household Hazarous 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.
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.
CJ Seto Support Services 2300 Knoll Drive, Unit G Ventura CA 93003 805/644-1214 www.cjseto.com Collection for all residents and businesses. Accepts all CRTs (TVs - including console TVs, large screen, plasma, LCD - and computer monitors) with a viewable screen 4.5 inches or larger (measured diagonally) for FREE. Also accepts all other Consumer Electronic Devices (CED's) for a nominal charge. Small CED items that can be carried by hand (such as printers, scanners, or fax machines) are $5; large items (such as office copiers or servers that require a fork lift or hand truck to move) are $10 each. Also accepts cell phones, gaming devices, and controllers for $1.
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.
Del Norte Recycling and Transfer Station 111 South Del Norte Blvd. Oxnard CA 93030 805/278-8200 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 & C Technologies 90 Camarillo Street Camarillo, CA 93012 805/388-6068 Free e-waste disposal. Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00
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.
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.
Goodwill Industries of Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties www.goodwillvsb.org Free e-waste disposal at several different Goodwill locations
PC Recycle, LLC 2580 Azurite Circle Newbury Park, CA 91320 805-499-0050 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pcrecycle.us Free, local drop-off site. Certified Data Destruction services available - $5/hard drive. Open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
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. 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 the Mother Nature Network www.mnn.com to locate recycling facilities by zip code, green electronic products and for calculating your electronic device's energy consumption.
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.911cellphonebank.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.