Commercial businesses in Oxnard keep our economy going strong. The Environmental Resources Divison is here to help your business implement sustainable best practices. Sustainable or “green” business practices are not only good for the environment, but oftentimes, can save money, ensure worker safety, and attract loyal customers.
The City of Oxnard’s Environmental Resources Division can assist your business to become more sustainable by offering technical assistance, and waste assessments, guiding you through the process to become a Certified Green Business, reducing waste and complying with state waste diversion laws.
- To learn more about SB 1383 and the city’s organics collection services, CLICK HERE.
- For the most current rates, CLICK HERE.
- For Self-Haul disposal rates, CLICK HERE.
- To learn about Construction and Demolition (C&D) requirements, CLICK HERE.
- For ways to dispose of hazardous wastes for small quantity generators, CLICK HERE.
Collection Container Options
Commercial businesses have the choice of a 2 or 4 yard front-load bin. Depending on waste generation, “right-sizing” your service can save you money and help keep our city streets and ally ways clean.
Food Scraps are collected in 64-gallon curbside carts and are currently serviced 3 days per week.
For Edible Food Generators (per SB 1383), donation requirements, a list of local food pantries that accept food donations, and reporting forms, can be found on the Waste-Free Ventura County website.
In certain situations, waivers can be granted for compliance with mandatory organic diversion. You can download these forms and send them via email or regular mail.
Special Conditions – there are two possible waiver conditions. A property can apply for both conditions under both MCR and MORe/AB 1383. To this, please use the Special Conditions Waiver Form in English or Versión en español.
- Lack of space – Lack of sufficient space in multifamily complexes or businesses to provide additional organic recycling bins.
- Low volume generation – Where an organization generates:
- two (2) cubic yards or more of solid waste per week and the generation of organic waste is 20 gallons or less per week.
- less than two (2) cubic yards of solid waste per week and generation of organic waste is 10 gallons or less per week.
Alternative Services – there are three possible alternative service conditions
Businesses and Multi-Family Units that choose not to use the Environmental Resources Division services and instead rely on a third-party hauler, self-haul, or back-haul their waste, must annually certify what materials are diverted from the landfill, and how they are diverted, and provide estimated diversion quantities. Furthermore, 3rd party haulers operating within the City of Oxnard city limits must also fill out this form to self-report their diversion activities.
You can also email this form or mail it via regular mail.
Special Condition waivers are granted on a case-by-case basis and must be verified every five years. Alternative Service waivers are required to be submitted annually. To begin the waiver process, please complete the form below, and send it with supporting photographic evidence to email@example.com. To send via regular mail, please send it to:
MCR/MORe Recycling Waiver
City of Oxnard Environmental Resources Division
111 S Del Norte Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 93030
Commercial Business Flyers are available for download in English and Spanish. You can place these inside your trash enclosures or in and around your property to help educate your staff and tenants.
Free Recycling Boxes for Small Spaces
The City of Oxnard offers free deskside boxes for your staff or tenants. They fit in small spaces, like under desks or under counters, and can help increase your diversion of recyclable materials. Please fill out this ONLINE FORM to request boxes. Limit 25 per location/account.