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We need your help to eliminate illegal dumping and discharges. If you see someone washing out painting equipment, dumping oil, emptying their swimming pool, or in any way allowing these or other types of hazardous waste to get on the ground or into the gutter or storm drains, please call your city representative as soon as possible. Once waste is on the ground it is in the watershed and can be carried by water through the storm drains and into our waterways, polluting our lakes, rivers and beaches. Each call is treated with confidentiality

It is unlawful for any person to throw or deposit any recyclable material, green waste, garbage, or rubbish upon any street, alley, gutter, park, or other public way...or upon any vacant lot or in any water or waterway or upon the levees or banks.
Anyone caught dumping may be charged with an infraction or misdemeanor. An infraction could carry local fines as high as $500 per occurrence and state penalties up to $10,000 per day. Determine whether you are in an incorporated City or in the unincorporated area of the County and call the appropriate number below:

Camarillo: public property (805) 388-5338, private property (805) 383-5660.
Fillmore (805) 524-3701
Moorpark (805) 517-6200
Ojai (805) 646-5581 
Oxnard For Oxnard illegal dumping call refuse at (805) 385-8060, for illicit discharges call wastewater at (805) 488-3517.
Port Hueneme (805) 986-6530
Ventura (805) 667-6510
Santa Paula (805) 933-4212, ext. 0
Simi Valley (805) 583-6400
Thousand Oaks (805) 449-2400

County of Ventura, Environmental Health - For sewage/wastewater discharges (805) 654-2813
VCWPD Permit Section - (805) 662-6882

County Unincorporated areas:
County of Ventura Stormwater Hotline - (805) 650-4064


The beauty of all that surrounds us in Ventura County: from the hills, orchards, fields, creeks and to our neighborhoods and where we work, every bit of it is in our Watersheds. We invite you to join the cities' and county's efforts to protect Ventura County’s Watersheds by being more aware of what is added to the land and the harm it can do as it is taken, through storm drains to the Ventura and Santa Clara Rivers, Malibu and Calleguas Creeks, the bays and estuaries – and eventually into the Pacific Ocean.

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