Gold Coast Recycling Celebrates 25th Anniversary
November 19, 2015

Gold Coast Recycling and Transfer Station, established in 1990 to help local cities and the County of Ventura meet state mandates to cut the amount of trash they send to landfills in half, is holding a 25th anniversary celebration on Nov. 19.

Gold Coast Recycling and business partner Harrison Industries will honor the cities they serve – Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Ojai and Carpinteria – as well the County of Ventura with Certificates of Appreciation during the event beginning at 11 a.m. Gold Coast Recycling is located at 5275 Colt St. in Ventura.

Certificates also will be presented to representatives of the following for helping the cities and county exceed the trash diversion goals of California Assembly Bill 939, passed in 1989: California State University Channel Islands; Ventura College; the Ventura Unified School District; the Ventura Regional Sanitation District; the Channel Islands Beach Communities; Point Mugu; Ventura and Carpinteria State Beaches; the Limoneira Company, Agromin Premium Soil Products; the members of the Ventura County Waste Disposal Association, the Ventura County Fair and local Chambers of Commerce.

Gold Coast Recycling is a state-of-the-art, 75,000-square-foot facility. Working in conjunction with Harrison Industries, which established a three-barrel curbside program for trash, recycling and green waste for residents and a white recycling bin program for businesses as well as roll-off and Construction & Demolition programs for both businesses and residents, GCR processes over 90,000 tons of recyclable materials each year.

In the future Harrison Industries and GCR will be adding green and food waste recycling bins for its business customers, in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1826, which takes effect in 2016. AB 1826 is designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions, reduce the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers and create a source of green energy.