Household Hazardous Waste Material Guidelines

  • Program only available to residents of Thousand Oaks, address will be verified prior to collection. 
  • Waste must be packaged securely and contained to prevent possible leaking. Electronic waste can be left out of containment. 
  • Waste must be placed in a secure and accessible area (front porch, side gate etc…). Do not leave waste by the curb. 
  • Waste should be left out by 7 am on the provided collection day. Residents will not need to be present for the collection to take place. A receipt of the collection will be left at the residents. 
  • Unacceptable waste that is found will be left with the resident with a written explanation. 
  • Service offered on a first come first serve appointment basis. Service per home is once per quarter.
  • Up to 15 gallons or 120 pounds per household. 
  • As an alternative, the household hazardous waste facility will be open weekly by appointment.
  • The City of Thousand Oaks operates a permanent, state-of-the-art Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility, open by appointment for residents of Thousand Oaks & unincorporated Ventura County (e.g., Lake Sherwood, Santa Rosa Valley, El Rio, Saticoy, Piru). Residents of other cities are advised to check their respective city’s websites for information on how to dispose of household hazardous waste where they live.
  • The household collection facility is open every Friday and Saturday excluding holidays 9 am to 1 pm by appointment only. 
  • Appointments can be made online by visiting www.toaks.org under the trash & recycling-residential services. To make a phone appointment to drop off at the HHW facility or have a question regarding the facility please call (800) 356-8570.  
  • Facility address:2010 Conejo Center Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA, 

List of Acceptable Household Hazardous Waste.

For an extensive list, please review the list at Materials accepted

In the house

  • Aerosol sprays
  • Batteries
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes
  • Holiday light strands
  • Liquid cleaners
  • Medical needles (sharps)
  • Mercury-containing items
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Oven cleaners
  • Polishes
  • Used Frying Oil
  • Electronics

In the workshop

  • Glues and adhesives
  • Paint (all kinds)
  • Paint thinners
  • Photo chemicals
  • Solvents
  • Wood preservatives and finishes

In the garage

  • Antifreeze
  • Auto batteries
  • Brake fluid
  • Engine cleaners
  • Gasoline
  • Oil and oil filters
  • Waxes and polishes
  • Road and Marine Flares

In the yard

  • Fertilizers
  • Fungicides
  • Pesticides
  • Rodenticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane cylinders
  • Weed killers

*State law restricts the transportation of more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds per vehicle

List of Unaccepted Hazardous Materials:

To learn more about these products and how to properly dispose of them, click here.

  • Biological waste
  • Business waste
  • Radioactive materials
  • Medications
  • Controlled substances
  • Explosives/ammunition
  • Tires
  • Appliances (anything with freon)

City of Thousand Oaks Household Hazardous Waste Collection Service Form

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