Universal & Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection and Disposal

View Universal Waste Guidelines (PDF).

Unacceptable Items

These items do not belong in your gray trash cart or blue recycle bin: 

  • Antifreeze
  • Automobile Batteries
  • Common batteries
  • Electronic devices such as televisions, printers, computers, cell phones
  • Fluorescent Tubes and Bulbs
  • Telephones, radios, and microwaves.
  • Used motor oil
  • Water-based latex paint

These items can be recycled at:
Del Norte Transfer Station
111 S Del Norte Boulevard
Oxnard, CA 93030
Phone: 805-385-8060

AlternAtive Options

Free of charge for Port Hueneme Residents! The following Hazardous Waste items must go to Clean Harbors Environmental Services: 

  • Athletic shoes with flashing lights in the soles (manufactured before 1997)
  • Barometers, manometers, blood pressure, and vacuum gauges
  • Electric space heaters with mercury switches
  • Electrical switches and relays found in some chest freezers
  • Household cleaners
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Oil based paint
  • Old clothes irons with mercury switches
  • Older thermostats with mercury inside
  • Pesticides
  • Pilot light sensors containing mercury
  • Solvents
  • Thinners

Free of charge for Port Hueneme Residents, however you must call for an appointment (no walk-ins):

Clean Harbors Environmental Services
880 W Verdulera Street
Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone: 805-987-0717

Fluorescent Bulbs

Used compact fluorescent bulbs can be recycled free of charge at the following locations:

City of Port Hueneme-Public Works
700 E Port Hueneme Road
Number B
Port Hueneme, CA 93041

Home Depot
401 Esplanade Drive
Oxnard, CA 93030

Del Norte Transfer Station
111 S Del Norte Boulevard
Oxnard, CA 93030

Clean Harbors
880 W Verdulera Street
Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone: 805-987-0217
By appointment only

Other Electronics

Used batteries, including flashlight, camera, watch, cell phone/small electronics batteries, can be recycled free of charge at the following locations: 

 City of Port Hueneme - City Hall
250 N Ventura Road
Port Hueneme, CA 93041

City of Port Hueneme-Public Works
700 E Port Hueneme Road
Number B
Port Hueneme, CA 93041

R. Prueter Library
510 Park Avenue
Port Hueneme, CA 93041

Del Norte Transfer Station
111 S Del Norte Boulevard
Oxnard, CA 93030

What To Do With  Unacceptable Materials at Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events 

Smoke Detectors
These contain low levels of radioactive waste. Please send them to the manufacturer for proper disposal.

Tires
Many tire stores accept used tires for a fee (between $0.75 and $5); some will dispose of your old tires free of charge

Building Supplies
Habitat ReStore
121 S Rice Avenue
Oxnard, CA
Phone: 805-981-2268

Brush, Wood, and Lumber Recycling
Cal-Wood Recycling Phone: 805-986-2299

Concrete, Asphalt, Rock, Brick, and Dirt
Vulcan Materials Company Oxnard Phone: 805-672-250

Cell Phone Recycling

Recycle your cell phones at any AT&T Wireless store, Verizon store, or the Buyback Center at:
Del Norte Transfer Station
111 S Del Norte Boulevard
Oxnard, CA
(Use Del Norte Boulevard Entrance)
Phone: 805-385-8060
Monday through Saturday (No Charge)
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Motor Oil Recycling Locations

Auto Zone - Centerpoint Mall
154 Laurel Street
Oxnard
Phone: 805-487-7883
10 a.m. through Noon
Monday to Friday (No Charge)

Pep Boys
939 S Oxnard Boulevard
Oxnard
Phone: 805-486-6387
Monday through Friday (No Charge)
8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Del Norte Transfer Station
111 S Del Norte Boulevard
Oxnard
(Use Del Norte Boulevard Entrance)
Phone: 805-385-8060
Monday through Saturday (No Charge)
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Additional Information

For additional locations and information, call 800-CLEANUP or visit the CIWMB website.