The Environmental Resources Division provides commercial waste collection services for the City of Oxnard.
- Commercial customers have a choice of 2-yard or 4-yard front-load collection containers (depending on service needs). Food waste collection is currently offered through 64-gallon curb carts. In circumstances where significant space considerations exist, 96-gallon curb carts may be a service option. Commercial service rates apply.
- Recycling (plastic, metal, glass, paper and cardboard) and Organic (landscape trimmings & food scraps) containers are available at half the cost of equivalent trash containers.
- Waste assessments are available at no charge to determine your ideal service needs and maximize diversion. To arrange for a waste assessment, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
According to 2008 Statewide Waste Characterization data, statewide the commercial sector generates nearly three fourths of the solid waste in California. In addition, organics (e.g. yard and landscape trimmings and food waste) that could be diverted are instead sent to landfill and make up about 40% of all landfilled materials. These findings resulted in several laws being passed that focus attention on diverting materials from landfill disposal in the commercial sector.
Mandatory Commercial Recycling
Since 2012, the Mandatory Commercial Recycling law – AB 341 requires most businesses to have recycling services in place. In summary, the law states that businesses that generates 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week are required to arrange for recycling services. To learn more about the Mandatory Commercial Recycling law (MCR) and its implementation in Oxnard, click here.
Currently, the commercial sector in the City of Oxnard only recycles about 3% of the waste processed through the Del Norte Recycling & Transfer Station. To that end, the Environmental Resources division will be renewing efforts to enforce this law and requiring qualified organizations to comply with its provisions.
Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling
Since 2016, the Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling law – AB 1826 makes organics recycling mandatory for many businesses. In summary, the law states that, as of January 1, 2020, businesses that generate 2 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week are required to arrange for organic recycling services. To learn more about the Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling law (MORe) and its implementation in Oxnard, click here.
Short Lived Climate Pollution Strategy
As of January 2020, the Short Lived Climate Pollutant Strategy – SB 1383 expands organics diversion requirements of MORe to help reduce the emission of methane (a very potent greenhouse gas) from landfills. In addition, it requires commercial generators of food waste to arrange for edible food to be diverted to food recovery organizations. To learn more about the Short Lived Climate Pollutant Strategy and its implementation in Oxnard, click here.