Welcome to RMA

The Resource Management Agency strives to ensure that its customer service standards are consistent with the Agency’s Mission Statement:

The mission of the Resource Management Agency, in cooperation with the public and our partner agencies, is to protect the consumer and community’s health, safety, and environment by carrying out adopted laws and policies, and educating, assisting, and empowering Ventura County residents and businesses to be good stewards of the land and our resources.


In addition, RMA has identified those core values which will guide us in carrying out our mission. These values are directly related to our customer service and include:

  • Honesty, hard work, and ethical behavior

  • Transparency and accountability

  • Equitable treatment and respect of all constituents

  • Excellence in service delivery

Home-generated medical waste includes home-generated pharmaceutical waste and home-generated sharps waste. Home-generated sharps waste includes hypodermic needles, pen needles, intravenous needles, lancets, and other devices that are used to penetrate the skin for the delivery of medications derived from a household, including a multifamily residence or household. Home-generated sharps waste also includes sharps used to deliver medication to pets. The California Medical Waste Management Act prohibits the disposal of home-generated sharps into any container used for the collection of regular trash, recycling, or green waste. sharps container

MED-Project and The Drug Takeback Solutions Foundation, the program operators for California's Pharmaceutical and Sharps Waste Stewardship Programs, have worked together to create coordinated websites to provide ultimate users with access to statewide pharmaceutical and home-generated sharps waste disposal options. Each website provides ultimate users with disposal information, including links for ordering free mail-back materials and identifying drop-off locations for unwanted medicine.

Coordinated Pharmaceutical Stewardship website: medtakebackcalifornia.org
Coordinated Sharps Waste Stewardship website: sharpstakebackcalifornia.org

Please click the following links for information on how to properly and safely dispose of your home-generated sharps and pharmaceutical wastes:

Sharps Waste Drop-off Locations


Clean Harbors Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
880 W. Verdulera St.
2nd Friday and following Saturday of each Month (by appointment only).


Las Posas Family Medical Group
3801 Las Posas Rd. #214 Camarillo, CA. 93010
Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


VC BH Fillmore ADP
828 W. Ventura St. #250
Mon, Wed, Thurs, & Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM ;  Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Please call for an appointment to drop off sharps waste.


Moorpark Family Care Clinic
612 W. Spring Rd., Suite A
Mon & Tues 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM; Wed, Thurs, Fri 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


CMH- Ojai Valley Community Hospital
1306 Maricopa Highway
7 days per week 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Las Islas Family Medical Group
2400 S. "C" Street
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Las Islas Urgent Care
325 W. Channel Islands Blvd
M - F 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM; Sat & Sun 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Magnolia Family Medical Center
2240 E. Gonzales Rd Suite 100, 110, 120; 2220 E. Gonzales Rd. Suite 120A, 120B
M - F 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM - Call for more times

Port Hueneme

Port Hueneme Police Department
250 N. Ventura Rd.
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sharps and pharmaceutical drop off

Santa Paula

Santa Paula Clinic
1334 E. Main St.
M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM & Sat 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Santa Paula

VC Public Health Santa Paula HIV/ AIDS Program
620 W. Harvard Blvd
Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Simi Valley

Sierra Vista Family Medical Clinic
1227 E. Los Angeles Ave.
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Simi Valley

VC BH Simi Valley ADP
3150 E. Los Angeles Ave.
M - F 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Please call for an appointment to drop off sharps waste.

Thousand Oaks

Conejo Valley Family Medical Group
125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., #300
M - F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thousand Oaks

Los Robles Hospital
215 W. Janss Rd.
Located in the blood draw lab

Thousand Oaks

VC BH Thousand Oaks ADP
125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., #400
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Please call for an appointment to drop off sharps waste.


West Ventura Medical Clinic
133 W. Santa Clara St.
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


VC Health Care for the Homeless (VC Public Health)
3147 Loma Vista Rd.
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Medical Waste Program Contacts

Program Specialist

Karen Farin
805- 654-5007
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Rick Bandelin
805- 654-2815
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Jeremiah Ramos
805- 477-7110
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.