Pursuant to Ventura County Ordinance 4445, Section 4770-1.1, the Public Works Agency Director shall develop, maintain, publish and update as appropriate, in consultation with contract collectors and other diversion industry representatives, a list of recyclables generated by residential customers.
Business Recycling Assistance Program (BRAP)
The BRAP program is a FREE consultation service provided by the Ventura County Integrated Waste Management Division to businesses in the unincorporated areas of Ventura County. Businesses located within city limits should contact their City Recycling Coordinator for assistance.
Our solid waste professionals will analyze your material inflow and waste outflow to determine whether you have over-subscribed to solid waste collection services, what recycling program(s) would be most effective for you, and what potential your business has for reducing its generation of waste (source reduction).
Whether you have conducted your own waste audit or you sign up for ours, we will use audit information to suggest the best recycling option(s) for you. Where practical, we will work with an authorized solid waste collection company to set-up appropriate containers and to arrange pick-up of materials.
This service is available for all types of businesses, including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, offices, restaurants, retail stores and more. For more information on the BRAP program, call: 805-658-4321.
Special Event Recycling
Assembly Bill 2176 requires that recycling services be provided at any large event or special event with more than 2,000 attendees. Contact IWMD at 805-658-4312 for assistance, or work with a commercial solid waste collector to arrange for trash and recycling bins. Event sponsors may also provide bins for CRV bottles and cans and self-haul to a local recycling center. For incorporated areas, please contact your city recycling coordinator.
For an informative document that can assist you with planning event recycling, click here.
For more information about recycling at special events in unincorporated Ventura County, contact:
The County of Ventura is a large consumer of goods and services and the purchasing decisions of our organization can positively or negatively affect the environment.
It is the adopted policy of the County of Ventura to purchase and use recycled content products whenever possible. The County favorably considers the selection of recycled-content and renewable materials, products, and supplies where availability, fitness, health, operational efficiency, quality, safety, and price of the recycled product is otherwise equal to, or better than, the non-recycled content and/or non-renewable alternative.
Each year, all vendors/suppliers making sales to the County of Ventura are required to complete and submit the Recycled Content Reporting Form.
For sales made during FY16/17 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017), vendors/suppliers are required to submit reports now through September 30, 2017.
For more information about the County’s procurement policies, please visit General Services Agency – Procurement Services.