Category : HHW

Local E-Waste Options

Planning to toss out your old PC, smartphone, TV or other electronics? Have you discovered holiday light strands that no longer work, or have you converted to LED holiday lights?   We accept all of the above items at our Household Hazardous…

Comments Off on Local E-Waste Options / 512 View / December 15, 2016

Free LED Holiday Light Exchange Event

Here’s an easy way to be “greener” for the holidays. The Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA), in partnership with the City of Thousand Oaks, will host a holiday light exchange on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5, from 9 a.m. to…

0 Comments / 683 View / October 25, 2016

Drug Take Back Day is October 22

The Thousand Oaks Police Station is providing a valuable opportunity for the community by collecting unused medications on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which takes place Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. People often ask how they should dispose…

0 Comments / 46 View / October 14, 2016

Eliminating Weeds Without Toxic Chemicals

You can manage unsightly weeds in your landscaped areas and gardens and avoid using chemicals that are unsafe for our health, wildlife and the environment. Any pesticide or weed killer that you spray on your landscaping can end up in…

0 Comments / 127 View / July 7, 2016

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 / 115 View / May 19, 2016

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 / 71 View / April 7, 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 / 332 View / March 10, 2016

Safe Drug Disposal Options

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has announced that they have collected 5,900 pounds of unused / expired medications for the year 2015. This is approximately a 400 pound pharmaceutical increase from the previous year’s total. Additional safe drug disposal options may be…

2 Comments / 197 View / February 19, 2016 /

New Battery Recycling Bins In Thousand Oaks

Did you know you can recycle household batteries at various locations in Thousand Oaks? If you have been to one of the following designated battery recycling locations this week, you may have noticed the new battery recycling bins. Depending on…

2 Comments / 1706 View / October 30, 2015

GoGreen Youtube Videos of Biochar & HHW Program

Join us for an exclusive look inside some of the environmental activities going on within the City! There are many exciting things to see, including multiple tours of the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility, a dynamic explanation on biochar, and…

0 Comments / 146 View / March 12, 2015

Contest: 10 Awesome Facts about the City

The City of Thousand Oaks is an environmental leader in many areas, and we thought the end of the year would be a great time to showcase some of our community’s achievements. Tell us how many you already knew and…

86 Comments / 1125 View / December 23, 2014