Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Program

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Department of Public Works

Director: Ron Fuchiwaki

 

For Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off service, by appointment, please call (805) 583-6321. 

The City provides a household hazardous waste drop-off service for all City residents. The service is by appointment, for residential customers only – businesses may not use this program. The service is free and safe. Six events are offered each year, on the third Saturday of every other month. Those dates are:

• July 15, 2017 (Closed)
• September 16, 2017 (Closed)
• November 18, 2017
• January 20, 2018
• March 17, 2018

Some businesses in Ventura County will accept some household hazardous wastes. View a list of businesses that accept some household hazardous wastes. Latex and oil-based paint may be disposed of at Dunn Edwards, 50 West Easy Street (805) 520-9532 or Sherwin Williams, 3200 East Los Angeles Ave (805) 527-5966.  Please call the business for further information prior to dropping off paint. No leaking, unlabeled, or empty containers are accepted at these drop off sites.

Household batteries, including AA, AAA, C, D, and 9-volt batteries, can be disposed of at the Simi Valley Public Library (2969 Tapo Canyon Road), G.I. Industries/Waste Management (195 W. Los Angeles Avenue), or Anderson Rubbish (4950 Industrial Street) between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. View the list of local businesses that accept household batteries for disposal.

G.I. Industries/Waste Management also accepts electronic waste disposal at their Simi Valley facility, at 195 West Los Angeles Ave. Call (805) 955-4346 for information. Electronic waste is not accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events.

It is ILLEGAL to dispose of Hazardous Waste in a trash collection bin.

Household Hazardous Waste Appointments:

Call (805) 583-6321 to make an appointment or obtain information. Appointments are available at 15-minute intervals between 8:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. (January, March, November) or 7:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (May, July, September). There are a limited number of appointments available for each collection event.

Transportation and collections limits are: 15 gallons liquid or 125 lbs solid materials. It is illegal to transport more than these quantities without a hazardous materials transportation permit, and the collection site will not accept anything in excess. Multiple appointments may be made if necessary.
There are several Certified Used Oil Recycling Centers throughout Simi Valley that will accept used motor oil.

ITEMS ACCEPTED
• Aerosols
• Automotive products (vehicle batteries, antifreeze, motor oil, motor oil filters, gasoline)
• Flammable liquids and solvents
• Fluorescent Lamps
• Home generated medical sharps
• Household cleaning products
• Household batteries (ni-cad, alkaline)
• Mercury containing devices (shoes that light up, thermometers, greeting cards, gauges, switches, and counterweights)
• Paint and paint products (oil based, latex)
• Pesticides and fertilizers
• Prescription and over-the-counter medications (no controlled substances)
• Swimming pool chemicals
• Photo processing chemicals

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED
• Ammunition - call the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department at (805) 654-9511
• Bio-medical waste
• Controlled substances
• Business waste - contact County of Ventura (805) 654-2813
• Electronic waste - contact G.I. Industries (805) 955-4346
• Explosives - call the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department at (805) 654-9511
• Fireworks - call the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department at (805) 654-9511
• Gas cylinders - contact G.I. Industries (805) 955-4346
• Medical waste - contact County of Ventura (805) 654-2813
• Propane tanks - contact G.I. Industries (805) 955-4346
• Radioactive waste - contact County of Ventura (805) 654-2813
• Smoke Alarms (return to supplier listed on device label)
• Tires – contact Simi Valley Landfill (805) 579-7267

UNUSED, UNWANTED, AND EXPIRED MEDICATIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN TO THE SIMI VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR DISPOSAL.

A locked Drug Drop Off Box is located in the front lobby of the Police Department, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the disposal of medications. Download the Drug Drop Off Box flyer for more information.

DO NOT FLUSH MEDICATIONS DOWN THE TOILET!

Scientists have found that medications that are improperly disposed of are showing up in water sources such as lakes and rivers. This can pose a risk to humans, animals, and the environment.

Medications include prescription drugs such as hormones (birth control pills, estrogen replacement drugs, etc.), antidepressants, and antibiotics; over-the-counter medications such as pain relievers (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.), cold/flu remedies, and antiseptics (germ killing liquids); and, veterinary medicines.

For more information regarding the proper disposal of medications please go to www.nodrugsdownthedrain.org.

If you have any additional questions on the Household Hazardous Waste Program, please contact the City of Simi Valley, Department of Public Works, at (805) 583-6412.

For additional information on Household Hazardous Wastes, waste reduction and recycling visit these websites:

Integrated Waste Management

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