Battery Dangers

The widespread use of batteries is an unavoidable part of our everyday lives — almost everything we use seems to require them.  Batteries need special handling at all times, as they are classified as hazardous waste and are potentially dangerous. It is…

0 Comments / 13 View / May 19, 2016

IMG_0514 bike to work day

Biking events in May

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more…

0 Comments / 39 View / May 12, 2016


Free Recycling Boxes for Businesses!

For a limited time, the Public Works Department is offering FREE deskside recycling boxes to businesses in Thousand Oaks.  The cardboard containers are great for collecting small, clean recyclables such as paper, empty bottles and cans or plastic packaging in an office environment. Containers measure approximately 15” wide x…

0 Comments / 19 View / May 3, 2016

IMG_4343 cropped

Arbor Earth Day 2016 Draws Crowds

The City of Thousand Oaks celebrated Arbor Earth Day on Saturday, April 16th, and it was a tremendous success with an estimated 2,500-plus residents in attendance. The event took place in a new location this year — Thousand Oaks Community Park….

2 Comments / 83 View / April 29, 2016

Photo courtesy Creative Commons licensing

Congrats to residents for fighting the drought!

Congratulations! Residents of the City of Thousand Oaks, along with California American Water, the California Water Service Company and the Thousand Oaks Water Agency, which provide water to the City, worked very hard as a team to conserve water over the past year. But California is now…

4 Comments / 700 View / April 20, 2016

Photo courtesy

Stopping Ocean Pollution

On April 20th, the Clean Technology Council will host a forum to raise awareness about plastic ocean pollution. The forum will also highlight solutions in communities that are doing something to stop it. With 8 million tons of plastic waste entering…

0 Comments / 35 View / April 13, 2016

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 26th

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 30

The Thousand Oaks Police Station is providing a valuable resource to the community by setting up disposal bins for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which takes place Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. People often ask how…

0 Comments / 32 View / April 7, 2016


Rainbarrel Sale a Huge Success, Compost Bins Are Next!

The rainbarrel promo sale in March sponsored by Ventura County Community for a Clean Watershed was a huge success. More than 1600 rainbarrels – pre-paid at $75+tax, half the regular retail price – were picked up by residents at two…

1 Comment / 901 View / March 31, 2016

iStock_000032453916 2014 title world

New Location and Time for Arbor Earth Day

The public is invited to Arbor Earth Day on April 16, 2016

2 Comments / 469 View / March 31, 2016


Free Trash Disposal on April 17

Residents of the City of Thousand Oaks are invited to dispose of their excess trash, yard waste, and bulky items free of charge at Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Day on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The…

0 Comments / 392 View / March 23, 2016


Recycle Nail Polish on April 3

Did you know throwing old or unwanted nail polish in  your trash can might be harming the environment?  Most nail polishes contain Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Resin that is toxic to all living organisms. DBP (dibutyl phthalate) is highly toxic to plant…

2 Comments / 276 View / March 10, 2016