Environmental Sustainability

  1. Food Scraps Recycling for Residents

    New Food Waste Recycling Program for Residents

    Starting in January 2022, food waste recycling will be available through the residential curbside collection program. Read on...
  2. Organics Recycling

    Organics Recycling for Businesses and Multifamily Properties

    A new state law, SB 1383, will require everyone to recycle organic waste, including yard waste and food waste. Read on...
  3. 1383 Exemption Waiver Application

    Apply for an SB 1383 Exemption Waiver

    Some businesses may qualify for an exemption waiver for the California's new organics recycling law, SB 1383. Learn more about exemptions and how to apply for an exemption waiver. Read on...
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General Information

The Ventura community has long maintained a strong environmental ethic. Whether it’s conserving our hills and open space, encouraging smart growth, protecting our picturesque rivers and beaches, or keeping our City safe and clean, Ventura residents value our natural assets and believe that they should be preserved and protected. Not surprisingly, this desire to protect Ventura’s environment is reflected in the policies and practices of the City Council and staff.

In an effort to improve the City’s environmental performance, the City Council passed the “Green Initiative” in 2007. This 10-point action plan was designed to reduce environmental impacts from the City’s municipal operations, including reducing energy and vehicle fuel use; developing a green purchasing policy; educating employees about green practices; and forming a Green Team to help implement these programs. Currently, all 10 points of the action plan have been achieved and the City continues to implement environmentally sustainable practices.

  1. Environmental Sustainability

    Physical Address
    336 Sanjon Rd
    Ventura, CA 93002

    Phone: 805-652-4525


    Monday - Thursday
    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Closed Alternating Fridays and Holidays