Assembly Bill 939 requires all cities and counties in the State to divert a minimum of 50% of their jurisdiction's solid waste from landfill disposal through waste reduction, reuse, recycling or composting. To meet the requirements of this law, as well as the requirements of two Ventura County ordinances, the Integrated Waste Management Division (IWMD) reviews proposed discretionary projects to ensure:

  • Recyclable materials generated by discretionary projects (e.g., wood, metal, greenwaste, concrete, drywall, paper, cardboard, carpet) are reused, salvaged, or recycled;
  • All commercial businesses reduce their generated waste through reuse, recycling, or composting; and
  • Trash enclosures for refuse and recycling bins are included on site plans for commercial projects.

For more information about the role and responsibilities of the Integrated Waste Management Division, please click on the Department Link at the top of the page.


Forms

Required Construction & Demolition (C&D) Forms

IWMD staff will help permit applicants design a recycling plan (Form B) intended to divert a minimum of 65% of the recyclable construction or demolition debris generated by their projects from the landfill. There is no charge for this service. 

At the conclusion of construction or demolition, applicants must submit a final report (Form C) to the IWMD for approval. Receipts and/or documentation of reuse and salvage are required to verify recyclable C&D was diverted from the landfill. IWMD staff will help applicants prepare their final reports. There is no charge for this service.


Brochures

Ventura County Recycling Facilities pdf icon
The IWMD's "Construction & Demolition Debris" recycling guide provides information about permitted greenwaste recycling facilities, permitted concrete and asphalt recycling facilities, franchised haulers, and permitted local landfills.

Ventura County Greenwaste Processing Facilities pdf icon
This list provides the names and locations of all permitted greenwaste processing facilities in Ventura County.

Ventura County Commercial Haulers pdf icon
This list provides permit applicants with the names of commercial haulers with approved agreements with the County which allow them to haul commercial solid waste and recyclables within unincorporated areas of Ventura County.


Guidelines & Standards

The County of Ventura's Space Allocation Guidelines pdf icon provides permit applicants with the basic information they need to determine the size of the trash and recyclables enclosure their commercial project requires.


Laws/Ordinances

California Law

Ventura County Ordinances

The following ordinances were approved by the Board of Supervisors to assist the County of Ventura in its efforts to meet the requirements of AB 939.

  • Ordinance NO. 4445 pdf icon

    This Ordinance regulates solid waste collection and disposal in the unincorporated area of the County while also outlining the programs by which the County will meet the requirements of AB 939.

  • Ordinance NO. 4421 pdf icon

    This Ordinance requires the recycling, and diversion from landfill disposal, of construction and demolition (C&D) debris from commercial and residential projects.

Policies

IWMD adheres to all policies set forth by Assembly Bill 939 (AB 939) and Ventura County Ordinances 4445 and 4421. Please review the Laws/Ordinances page for more information.


Fees

IWMD does not charge permit applicants any fees.


FAQs

Does the IWMD charge permit applicants for their assistance?

No, IWMD does not charge permit applicants for assistance in the preparation of their "Form B – Recycling Plan" or "Form C – Recycling Report."

What are your counter hours?

IWMD staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays.

Are appointments required?

No, IWMD staff assists applicants on a "drop-in" basis at the public counter. IWMD staff will also assist applicants over the phone if they are unable to come to the Government Center to fill out their required recycling forms.

Why did the Ventura County Building and Safety Division refer me to the IWMD?

All projects requiring a building permit are referred to the IWMD for the next step in the permitting process. The IWMD helps permit applicants design a "Form B – Recycling Plan" for their project to meet the 65% diversion requirement of County Ordinance 4421.

What is a diversion requirement?

Assembly Bill 939 requires all cities and counties in the State to divert landfill-bound solid waste through waste reduction, reuse, recycling, or composting. To assist the County in its efforts to meet the requirements of this law, Ventura County Ordinance 4421 requires permit applicants to submit a "Form B – Recycling Plan" to the IWMD for approval. The applicant's "Form B – Recycling Plan" is designed to divert a minimum of 65% of their project's recyclable construction debris from the landfill through reuse, salvage, or recycling.

What is construction debris?

Construction debris includes such materials as drywall, wood, metal, concrete, asphalt, soil, and greenwaste. Ventura County has numerous facilities that recycle or reuse construction debris and greenwaste which provide applicants with receipts for the IWMD's "Form C – Recycling Report."

How can I find construction debris & greenwaste recycling facilities in Ventura County?

The IWMD's "Construction & Demolition Debris" recycling guide provides information about permitted greenwaste recycling facilities, permitted concrete and asphalt recycling facilities, franchised haulers, and permitted local landfills.

What else does the IWMD require from me besides a completed "Form B – Recycling Plan," to receive my final permit?

At the conclusion of your project, you are required by Ventura County Ordinance 4421 to submit a completed "Form C – Recycling Report" to IWMD. To ensure you have complied with the requirements of this Ordinance, including the diversion of at least 65% of all solid waste generated by the project, you must include receipts from permitted recycling facilities, or other documentation, to verify the reuse and/or salvage of solid waste generated by the project. IWMD staff can assist you with the preparation of your "Form C – Recycling Report" if you bring all of your receipts and/or related documentation of reuse to our office.


Contacts

Discretionary Permits:
Tobie Mitchell
(805) 658-4315
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Form B and Form C Permits:
Howard E. Hope
(805) 658-4322
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Permit Counter Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Government Center
Hall of Administration, Main Plaza