Solid Waste and Recycling

Residents in the unincorporated Ojai Valley area should contact the County of Ventura for information.

Trash and Recycling

Trash/Recycling Collection Services are provided in the City of Ojai by E. J. Harrison and Sons. Ojai Municipal Code requires all households and businesses to have service. Contact E. J. Harrison at 647-1414 to sign up for service or for questions regarding trash, recycling, or yard trimmings related issues. The City’s Curbside Recycling Program accepts plastic bottles with numbers 1 and 2, glass bottles, jars, metal cans, newspapers, phone books, cardboard, empty and dry paint cans, junk mail, paper bags, mixed paper, and empty aerosol cans.

Beverage Container Recycling Centers

There are two locations in the Ojai Valley. Help of Ojai – West Campus at 370 W. Baldwin Road and 445 Ventura Avenue, Oak View (behind Ojai Valley Ranch Market).

Bulky Item Pickup

Two times per year, City residents are eligible for one bulky item (i.e., large furniture, appliances) to be collected by Harrison at no additional cost.

Clothing and Household Item Reuse

Second Helpings Thrift Store, operated by Help of Ojai, accepts useable clothing, furniture, small appliances, toys, dishes and other household items. Donations can be dropped off at Help of Ojai – West Campus, 370 W. Baldwin Road. No mattresses, sofa beds or broken items please. Call 646-5122 for more information.

Dumpster/Roll-off Rental Services

In the City of Ojai dumpster/roll-off rental services are provided by E. J. Harrison and Sons. Roll-off/Dumpster service is part of the City’s exclusive franchise with Harrison No other dumpsters are permitted. Contact E. J. Harrison at 647-1414.

Household Hazardous Waste Program/Electronics Recycling (E-Waste)

The City of Ojai in conjuction with the County of Ventura’s Pollution Prevention Center offer free Hazardous Waste Collection Days to City residents the fourth Saturday of every month (except November and December).An appointment is required.  For an appointment call (805) 658-4323.

Needle (Sharps) Disposal

Free needle disposal for Ojai Valley residents is provided as a community service by Ojai Valley Community Hospital at 1306 Maricopa Highway, (805) 646-1401. For home generated sharps only- no businesses please.