solid waste

A solid waste facility includes a solid waste transfer or processing station, a composting facility, a transformation facility, and a disposal facility. The Solid Waste Program is the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) for Ventura County. Solid Waste staff serve Ventura County residents by ensuring the safe handling and proper disposal of residential and commercial solid waste. Staff permit, inspect, and monitor the operation of solid waste facilities such as landfills, waste transfer processing stations, and organics processing facilities and operations (composting operations; chip and grind operations). 

LEA staff also responds to complaints of illegal solid waste disposal and perform related investigations. Click here to File a Solid Waste Complaint.

Solid Waste Sites in Ventura County


Landfills

A landfill is a location in which waste is discharged in or on land for disposal. It does not include surface impoundment, waste pile, land treatment unit, injection well, or soil amendments. Toland Landfill in Santa Paula and Simi Valley Landfill in Simi Valley are the two active landfills in Ventura County.


Waste Transfer / Processing Stations

A waste transfer or processing station includes those facilities utilized to receive solid wastes, temporarily store, separate, convert, or otherwise process the materials in the solid wastes, or to transfer the solid wastes directly from smaller to larger vehicles for transport, and those facilities utilized for transformation.


Organics Processing

Organics Processing or Compostable Material Handling Facility or Operation means an operation or facility that processes, transfers, or stores compostable materials. Handling of compostable materials results in controlled biological decomposition. Handling includes composting, screening, chipping and grinding, and storage activities related to the production of compost, compost feedstocks, and chipped and ground materials. These facilities also include

  • agricultural material composting operations;
  • green material composting operations and facilities;
  • vegetative food material composting facilities;
  • research composting operations;
  • chipping and grinding operations and facilities;
  • and, biosolids composting operations at publicly owned treatment works

Information for Organics Processing / Composting Operations and Facilities


Mulch Application Standards

Mulch means landscape waste and crop production byproducts consisting of leaves, grass clippings, weeds, yard trimmings, wood waste, branches and stumps, and whole plants/trees, that have been ground to a reduced particle size. Mulch can be either a raw ground material or compost.

Ventura County has locally adopted mulch application standards.  These land application standards define what is considered “mulch” and prohibit land application of compostable material other than mulch. LEA staff responds to complaints regarding compliance with these standards


Information for Waste Haulers

A waste hauler is anyone who hauls waste to a landfill or transfer station. 
  • Waste Receipt Questionnaire Form for Haulers

Please click on the following link to see a list of solid waste collectors in Ventura County


Solid Waste Legislation and Standards


Public Resources and Helpful Links


Facility/Site Listing Map

facility site listing map


Solid Waste Staff Specialists

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