Recycling, Organic and Refuse Services
111 S. Del Norte Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93030
The Environmental Resources Division’s mission is to protect the public health and community environment by providing the highest level of customer service with safe and efficient collection of solid waste while promoting waste diversion, supporting economic development through recycling efforts, and maintaining competitive rates for our customers.
Planning is responsible for administrative and support functions including general supervision of all collection, disposal and recycling programs, and is responsible for capital improvement projects and implementing long term Divisional goals. Planning is also responsible for coordination of all divisional activities such as budget preparation, employee recruitment, refuse utility rates, contracts and procurement, strategic planning, safety and training.
Collection includes the residential program, which is responsible for providing uninterrupted weekly collection service to 40,000 residential community customers, the commercial program, which is responsible for providing uninterrupted weekly collection service to 2,000 commercial businesses and apartment complexes, and the industrial Program, which is responsible for providing regular collection service to 150 industrial businesses and on-call services.
Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station includes waste transfer, which is responsible for accepting, transferring and disposing of approximately 200,000 solid waste tons each year from the City, permitted haulers and self-haulers throughout the region, and materials recovery, which is responsible for diverting material from the waste stream to prevent marketable recyclable material and divertable material from entering the landfill. Recycled material is sold on a global market providing revenue to support the operation and stabilize customer utility rates. Green waste is recycled to provide compost soil amendments and other beneficial environmental products. Del Norte also includes the buyback center, responsible for accepting and dispensing payments to customers that redeem California Redemption Value material such as aluminum cans, plastic beverage containers and glass, and the Recyclable Household Hazardous Waste Center, which is responsible for accepting and recycling material from Oxnard residents that drop-off antifreeze, batteries, used motor oil, water-based paint and electronic devices.
Outreach is responsible for planning and development of resource recovery opportunities through education and community outreach, and is responsible for regulatory compliance reporting with the State of California and other agencies, as well as for promoting and educating residents and businesses on sustainable living through source reduction, composting and safe disposal of electronic waste and household hazardous waste.