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Accepted Materials

 Acids   Motor Oil 
 Antifreeze  Mercury-Containing Items 
 Asbestos  Nail Polish/Remover
 Automatic Switches  Oil Filters
 Batteries  Paints
 Cement  Paint Thinners
 Chlorine  Photo Chemicals
 Fertilizers  Pool Chemicals
 Fluorescent Lights  Propane Cylinders
 Fire Extinguishers  Rodent Poison
 Garden Chemicals  Smoke Detectors
 Gasoline  Solvents
 Home-used Sharps  Used Frying Oil
 Household Cleaners  Weed Killers

 Prohibited Items

  • NO business waste
  • NO radioactive waste
  • NO tires
  • NO explosives, ammunition, or fireworks
  • NO medications or controlled substances


Environmental Programs 
City of Thousand Oaks Public Works 
(805) 376-5007 

Questions?  Email:

- Online Registration -

City of Thousand Oaks
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Saturday, July 16, 2016

  • Advanced registration is required.
  • About the Event - The City of Thousand Oaks Household Hazardous Waste Facility offers residents of Thousand Oaks and unincorporated Ventura County weekly opportunities for disposal of unwanted toxic household waste.
  • Who Can Attend - Thousand Oaks and Ventura County Unincorporated Residents can use this facility to dispose of unwanted hazardous materials during operating hours - by appointment only.
    (You can check your jurisdiction on the County's "County View" webpage:
  • Identification required upon entry (valid driver's license or utility bill).

  • LOCATION - The City's Hazardous Waste Facility is located at 2010 Conejo Center Drive, Newbury Park, 91320 (next to the City Municipal Service Center).

You may bring any of the materials listed to the left under "Accepted Materials".  NOTE: It is against the law to transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste at any one time.

Register Early! Online registration for this event will close at 12 noon on Thursday, July 14th.

Frequently Asked Questions  (FAQ)

  • Why do I need an appointment?  Appointments are necessary to ensure adequate staffing at the facility and minimize your wait time.
  • How long will it take to drop off material?  Up to 100 cars an hour can be processed, so a short wait of 5-10 minutes should be expected.  Wait times are typically shortest for late morning appointments.
  • How do I bring my waste to the event?   Make sure that your waste is being transported in safe, secure containers and that any sharps (needles) are secure.  When you arrive at the event, staff will unload materials from your vehicle.  If you have any questions about  safely packaging and transporting materials, please contact Public Works at
  • How much waste can I bring to the event at one time?   You are responsible for safely transporting materials from your residence to the event.  It is against the law to transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste at any one time.
  • Can a business participate in this event?  No. This event is for household hazardous waste only.  Click here for information about the City's Small Business Hazardous Waste Collection Program.
  • Can I participate if I do not live in Thousand Oaks or an unincorporated Ventura County area?
    o.  The program is only available to City of Thousand Oaks and unincorporated Ventura County residents.  Please check your local government website to see programs in your area.
  • What other disposal options are there for paint, electronics, fluorescent bulbs and batteries?  Convenient options exist in Thousand Oaks for daily disposal of electronics, fluorescent bulbs and batteries.  Click here to visit our Household Hazardous Waste webpage for information about local drop-off locations.