Business Waste Collection Services
Business Trash and Recycling Collection
Waste Management is the exclusive provider of regular commercial trash collection services in Thousand Oaks. Discounted recycling collection service is available on request.
Click here to view the current commercial solid waste (trash collection) rates. Commercial solid waste rates are set annually by City Council.
Mandatory Commercial Recycling Regulation
The State of California has made business recycling a requirement in newly enacted legislation (AB 341). By July 1, 2012, all businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of trash per week and all multifamily complexes with five or more units (regardless of how much trash they generate) will be required to recycle.
The threshold for compliance is determined by solid waste service capacity, and does not take into account whether or not the dumpster is actually filled on a weekly basis. Businesses sharing trash service that meet this threshold must recycle even if they individually do not generate 4 cubic yards of waste.
Businesses include firms, partnerships, corporations, non-profit entities, strip malls (property complexes containing two or more commercial entities), industrial facilities, schools, colleges, universities and government facilities.
If your business does not already subscribe to commercial recycling service, the City of Thousand Oaks Public Works Department can help guide you through the transition. Free business waste evaluations are available through the City’s commercial waste service provider, Waste Management, to help determine the appropriate service level and get you started.
In many cases adding recycling service can reduce your overall trash bill, thanks to the City’s discounted recycling rate structure. Recent waste evaluations conducted at a number of City businesses found savings from $200 to $1,700 a month by replacing some trash bins with recycling bins.
For questions about your company’s current service levels, or to schedule a free solid waste evaluation, contact Tom Jacobellis (Waste Management Business Development) at (805) 955-4346.
City staff can also answer questions about the State legislation and commercial solid waste service in Thousand Oaks. Contact the City Public Works Department at (805) 449-2400 or email GoGreen@toaks.org.
Save money and reduce waste by incorporating recycling into your waste service!
The Public Works Department and Waste Management, the City’s commercial solid waste hauler, offer free waste assessments to evaluate current service and recommend improvements. To schedule an appointment, contact Public Works at (805) 449-2400 or Waste Management at (805) 955-4346.
Businesses that go beyond recycling and incorporate sustainable actions throughout their operations are encouraged to join the City’s Green Business Certification Program to be recognized for their environmental commitment.
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Permitted Commercial Recyclers
Only the following companies are permitted by the City to offer free collection service of source-separated recyclable materials to Thousand Oaks businesses. It is important to note that City Municipal Code prohibits Commercial Recyclers from charging businesses any fees for recycling services provided, including (but not limited to) collection, transportation, disposal, fuel and container service and rental. Contact Recyclers to verify participation and materials accepted.
Please Note: All regular commercial collection of solid waste and comingled recyclables must be contracted with by Waste Management.