Trash & Recycling - Businesses


Recycling & Trash Collection

Waste Management is the exclusive City-contracted provider of regular commercial recycling and trash collection services in Thousand Oaks. For questions about solid waste service in Thousand Oaks contact the Public Works Department at or call (805) 449-2400.

Solid waste service rates are set annually by City Council.

To initiate or modify recycling and trash collection service, contact Waste Management Business Services at (805) 955-4346 or visit Waste Management Commercial Services online.

For more information about the City’s solid waste franchise (contract) system, click here to view our hauler FAQ’s [PDF].

Mandatory Commercial Recycling Regulation

State law (AB 341) now requires all businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of trash per week and all multifamily complexes with five or more units (regardless of how much trash they generate) to recycle.  Visit our Mandatory Commercial Recycling webpage for more information about the law and how to ensure your business is in compliance.

Recycling Assistance

Save money and reduce waste and comply with State law by incorporating recycling into your waste service!

Now Available! - Free deskside recycling boxes for Thousand Oaks businesses.

These cardboard containers are great for collecting clean recyclables (office paper, empty bottles/cans, plastic containers, etc.) in an office environment. Approximate dimensions: 15" wide x 10" high x 9" deep.

Limit 50 boxes per business. Available to Thousand Oaks locations only. While supplies last!

The Public Works Department and Waste Management offer free waste assessments to evaluate current service and recommend improvements. To schedule an appointment, contact Public Works at or (805) 449-2400 or Waste Management at (805) 955-4346.

Already recycling?

Businesses that go beyond recycling and incorporate sustainable actions throughout their operations are encouraged to join the City’s Green Business Certification Program to be recognized for their environmental commitment.

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