Trash & Recycling - Commercial

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Recycling & Trash Collection

Waste Management is the exclusive City-contracted provider of regular commercial recycling and trash collection services in Thousand Oaks. 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, view our hauler FAQ’s [PDF].

Click here for 2021 Commercial Solid Waste Rates
Solid waste service rates are set annually by City Council. For questions about solid waste service in Thousand Oaks contact the Public Works Department at or call (805) 449-7283. 

The State's Mandatory Commercial Recycling law applies to multi-family complexes of 5 or more units. 
Visit our Apartment / Multi-Family Recycling webpage for details.

Mandatory Commercial Recycling Regulation

State law (AB 341) requires all businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more (1 extra large dumpster) 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.

Free Recycling Boxes

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

Free deskside recycling boxes for Thousand Oaks businesses. Limit 50 boxes per business. Available to Thousand Oaks locations only while supplies last! Order here.

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) 449-7283 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.

Want to reduce your company's environmental impact?

Learn more about the greenhouse gas emissions from solid waste disposal and some possible strategies to reduce waste in Thousand Oaks.