Wondering what goes in what bin? Check out our Residential Recycling Guide to find out what goes where, and download our RecycleTO app where you can type in any unwanted item and it will tell you what to do with it.
See the links below for more information on trash and recycling programs:
- Household Hazardous Waste Appointments and Information
- Medicine and Sharps Disposal
- Electronic Waste Disposal
- Free Bulky Item Collection - information about scheduling a free bulky item pick-up with your trash hauler.
- Beverage Container Recycling Centers
- Construction & Demolition Debris
- Bin and Dumpster Rentals
- Document Shredding
- Free Landfill Disposal Day
- Holiday Collection Services
- Residential 2021 Solid Waste Rates
- Reuse/Donation Centers
- Organics Recycling (Food and Yard Waste)
- Simi Valley Landfill rates and guidelines
- City Ordinance No 1677-NS on Solid Waste, Organic Waste, and Recyclable Materials Collection, Processing, and Disposal
Waste Management and Harrison Industries are the exclusive City-contracted providers of regular recycling, trash, and collection services in Thousand Oaks. For service questions or to initiate service, contact your trash provider.
Recycling and Trash Collection
- Waste Management (GI Industries)
Serving Thousand Oaks & Westlake areas
Telephone: (805) 522-9400
- Harrison Industries (Newbury Disposal)
Serving Newbury Park & Dos Vientos areas
Telephone: (800) 41-TRASH or (805) 647-1414
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 email@example.com or call (805) 449-7283
Curbside Collection Guidelines
- Trash, recycling, and yard trimmings carts may be placed out for collection service after 4:00 p.m. the day BEFORE your regular collection day, and up to 8am the day AFTER collection day. Municipal Code 6-2.503 requires that carts be stored out of general public view at all other times.
- When putting carts out for collection, place them on the street against the curb, rolled curb, swale, or driveway approach so that the containers do not impede pedestrian or disabled accessibility on the public sidewalk or right-of-way (6-2.503a).
- Set the carts at least three feet apart and six feet from parked cars, mailboxes, or other obstructions (see diagram below).
- Cart handles and wheels should face toward your home.
- Cart lids must be down for collection.
- Carts may not be serviced if they are over-filled or exceed maximum container weight, are inaccessible, or contaminated with unacceptable material.
- Carts must be filled so that material will fall freely when serviced.
- To report a household not in compliance with the trash cart policy, fill out our online form. After a resident files a complaint about trash carts out, this is the City procedure: For first and second complaints about trash carts out, a postcard notification is mailed to the resident. Assuming the resident reads these notifications, they should then be in compliance. If the trash carts continue to be placed in public view other than during the allowable times, further investigation by the City will occur.
Additional Trash and Recycling Information
- Senior Discount: Individuals at least 62 years of age that are head of household are eligible for a $3.00 reduction off the basic rate. For details, contact your service provider.
- Service Level Discounts: Reduced levels of service are available for smaller households with limited waste collection needs. Contact your service provider for additional information and to make adjustments to your service.
Learn more about the greenhouse gas emissions caused by solid waste disposal and strategies to reduce waste in Thousand Oaks.