Household Hazardous & Electronic Waste


Categories of Waste

There are materials typically generated in our homes and businesses that cannot be placed in either the trash or recycling bin. Typically, these fall into one of two categories: Electronic Waste (E-Waste) or Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).


These items include computers, televisions, cell phones, VCR's, DVD players, and other electronic items. The general rule of thumb is that any device with a circuit board can be considered electronic waste. These items contain small quantities of rare and precious metals that can be recycled. Ventura residents (please bring your ID) can take these items free of charge to Gold Coast Recycling during regular business hours.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

These are household products that cannot be discarded in your curbside trash or recycling because there are hazardous to the environment. They include household cleaners, chemicals, paint products, auto fluids, aerosol cans, batteries and fluorescent bulbs and tubes. Call 805-652-4525 for information on free, proper disposal of these and other hazardous waste items. To learn more, check out our HHW Brochure, or click here (Spanish) . The City sponsors monthly HHW events which require an appointment.

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Alternative Drop-off Locations

Some types of HHW are less toxic and, in limited quantities, can be taken to authorized sites during regular business hours. Gold Coast Recycling accepts: latex paints, motor oil and filters, household batteries, auto batteries, and fluorescent bulbs and tubes. Household batteries can be dropped of at one of the City's Tech Recycling stations; City Hall and Public Works Maintenance Yard. Some electronics can be taken to various businesses in town. For medical wastes, including used medicines and medical sharps, contact the Ventura County Health Care Agency for more information at 805-654-5007.