Tidying up for the new year

Ventura residents are invited to make a fresh, clean start in their homes.

The City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Division is hosting the first Community Cleanup & Recycling Event of the year on January 25th at 765 S Seaward Ave (corner of Seaward and Alessandro.) Ventura residents are invited to make a fresh, clean start in their homes by dropping off unwanted items at the event from 9 a.m. to noon. Accepted items include but are not limited to household items such as furniture and appliances, yard waste, and electronics. The only items that will not be accepted at the event are household hazardous wastes such as paint, fluorescent lights, and batteries. Goodwill Industries will also have a truck available to accept items in good condition, if attendees wish to donate.

These quarterly events are held as part of the franchise agreement with E.J. Harrison & Sons. During last year’s events, the City collected over 130 tons of waste, over 55% of which was recycled. These events are an important service that help residents properly dispose of hard-to-manage items that may otherwise become a household safety issue or wind up in the public right-of-way.

Residents are highly encouraged to register for the event online at https://ccrejanuary2020.eventbrite.com.

Additionally, on the same date and time, the Environmental Sustainability will also be hosting a free Shred Event to help ensure the safe destruction and recycling of sensitive documents. The Shred Event will be held at the City Maintenance Yard Parking lot at 336 Sanjon Road in Ventura on January 25th from 9 a.m. to noon. There is a limit of 5 file-type boxes per vehicle and is open to City of Ventura residents only. Residents should register for this event online at https://shredeventjanuary2020.eventbrite.com.

Business waste is not accepted at either event. Residents are required to show proof of residency such as a Photo I.D. or a utility bill.

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