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‘Wild West’: California Aims To Crack Down On Major Retailers Over Plastic Bag Violations

‘Wild West’: California Aims To Crack Down On Major Retailers Over Plastic Bag Violations

Thomas Catenacci  A California state commission requested that authorities crack down on retailers it accused of skirting plastic bag and pollution laws, Reuters reported. The California Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling alleged that many retail businesses are selling plastic bags that are falsely labeled as being recyclable, according to Reuters. On Dec. […]

State Regulations For Food Waste Recycling Take Effect On January 1, 2022

State Regulations For Food Waste Recycling Take Effect On January 1, 2022

Ventura, Calif. – Starting January 1, 2022, the City of Ventura will be required to comply with California’s Senate Bill (SB) 1383. The City Council recently adopted an ordinance in November 2021 to comply with state law. The City also began rolling out food waste recycling programs for all residents, businesses, and multi-family properties to assist […]

Drop Off Your Christmas Tree At Agromin, Get Free Potting Mix

Drop Off Your Christmas Tree At Agromin, Get Free Potting Mix

Oxnard, Calif. (December 6, 2021)-Agromin, a soil products manufacturer and the green waste recycler for much of Ventura County, is accepting Christmas trees at its locations in Oxnard from December 26 through January 7. Residents who drop off their trees will receive a free bag of potting mix. Drop off locations and hours are: Agromin […]

City Of Ventura Hosts Virtual Workshops To Help Residents And Businesses With New Organics Recycling Requirements

City Of Ventura Hosts Virtual Workshops To Help Residents And Businesses With New Organics Recycling Requirements

Ventura, Calif. – The City of Ventura will host two virtual workshops for residents and businesses to provide information about the new Organics Recycling Program required by California Senate Bill (SB) 1383. Community members and businesses are invited to join the City’s Environmental Sustainability team to learn about new state requirements, changes to residential and commercial waste services, […]

California’s Senate Bill (SB) 1383 Resources Available For City Of Ventura Residents And Businesses

California’s Senate Bill (SB) 1383 Resources Available For City Of Ventura Residents And Businesses

Ventura, Calif. – Starting January 1, 2022, the City of Ventura will be required to comply with California’s Senate Bill (SB) 1383. SB 1383 aims to reduce methane emissions by diverting organic material from landfills by establishing statewide food waste recycling requirements for cities. The City is rolling out food waste recycling for all residents, businesses, and […]

Crime and Recycle | Ojai City Council 4/24

Crime and Recycle | Ojai City Council 4/24

By Jay Murphy Relative to recent past meetings, Tuesday evening’s Ojai City Council proved a rather quiet, almost casual affair. After roll call with all present and the Pledge of Allegiance, the meeting convened with a very sparse public presence.  After routine business, the council called attention to a group of Ojai residents who are […]

City of Oxnard Offers Free Mattress and Box-spring Recycling

City of Oxnard Offers Free Mattress and Box-spring Recycling

Are you a resident of Oxnard? Do you have an old mattress or box spring to dispose? The City of Oxnard Environmental Resources Division now accepts mattresses and box springs for recycling.  The program is for Oxnard residents and is free of charge. The Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station is located at 111 South […]

County of Ventura and City of Oxnard agencies introduce new initiatives to boost recycling

County of Ventura and City of Oxnard agencies introduce new initiatives to boost recycling

The Ventura County Public Works Agency’s (VCPWA) Integrated Waste Management Division (IWMD) coordinated with a public agency, a non-profit, and a private company to initiate two major recycling efforts, making it easier for residents and businesses to recycle both plastic bottles and residential/business carpeting. The initiatives underscore the importance of recycling in both waste management […]

Oxnard GREAT water recycling program

Oxnard GREAT water recycling program

By Larry Stein 20 years ago, a few people in the city of Oxnard were concerned about the long term availability of local groundwater. Some people felt that if local wastewater could be cleaned, it could be recycled back into the local water system. Thus the GREAT (Ground water Recovery Enhancement And Treatment) Program was […]

Oxnard Holds Utility Rates Workshops

Oxnard Holds Utility Rates Workshops

By Dan Pinedo In anticipation of utilities rates increases the city of Oxnard has created a Utilities Rates Advisory Panel, (URAP). The panel is made up of 8 members representing the community from three categories: Business/Industrial, Single Family Residential and Multi-Family Residential. There are 5 alternates. Under the direction of Interim Utilities Director Daniel Rydberg […]

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