Solid Waste

Collection Services

The City contracts with Athens Environmental Services (Athens) to provide refuse, recycling, and green waste collection services to single-family, multifamily, and business customers of Santa Paula.

Contact Information

Athens Environmental Services

Service or billing questions?
Call (805) 933-0100 or (800) 336-6100 or visit:

Click Here for:  ATHENS TRASH RATES 

Food Waste Recycling

In 2016, the State of California passed Senate Bill (SB) 1383, California’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy, which aims to reduce methane and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions statewide. To meet this goal, the bill establishes two targets by 2025:

  • A 75% reduction of statewide organics waste disposal from 2014 levels
  • A 20% or greater recovery (for human consumption) of edible food currently disposed of in California

Beginning January 1, 2022, all businesses, schools, multi-family complexes, and single-family home residents are required to subscribe to an organics collection service and must separate into their green organics container ALL of their green waste, food scraps, and food-soiled paper (100% fiber-based). 

For more details on how the food waste recycling programs affects you, visit here or view the following flyers:

Here is the waiver for the Mandatory Commercial Recycling of Commercial Organics.  Waiver  Please fill out the waiver and email to:

SB1383 Food Recovery and Donation

Please click the link below for more information 

SB1383 Food Recovery and Donations


Check out the Recycling Cheat Sheet from Athens Services.

A list of recycling centers around Ventura is located here. There are centers that take different types of recycling.  Be sure to check the website or call the center with questions to find out specifics.

Here are some links to the Ventura County Public Works Agency and Cal Recycle that contain some great information including hazardous waste events:
Ventura County Hazardous Waste Collection Event Information
Household Hazardous Waste Flyer (for unincorporated areas)

Go to Cal Recycle for more information on recycling various materials (such as motor oil, tires, e-waste, etc.)