Other food waste reduction resources in Ventura County
Some food waste is inevitable, when you’ve done all you can to reduce your food waste, find out what you can do rather than send it to the landfill.
For more information about local resources, see below:
County of Ventura
The County has a model compost site at the Ventura County Government Center, including a large worm box, where food discards from the lower Public Works lunchroom are turned into soil amendment. Self guided tours are always available, with signs explaining compost and vermicompost options, and County staff provide instruction at special events.
Ventura County Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) – The RMDZ helps businesses make products from discards, providing direct financing as well as assistance with permits, site selection, obtaining materials, forming partnerships, and business planning. The RMDZ seeks opportunities for diversion of food scraps, including development of on-site composting options at farms, institutions, and businesses.
City of Ventura
City of Thousand Oaks
The City of Thousand Oaks currently offers the “Earth Machine” compost bin to residents of the incorporated City of Thousand Oaks. These bins are high quality, cost effective and practical with an 80 gallon capacity, measuring 33″ in diameter and 33″ tall and weighing 20 lbs. As of July 1, 2015, the cost to City residents is $30.00 (tax included). Limit one compost bin per household.