Saturday, April 6, 9:00am to 12:00pm

A free household document shred and e-waste disposal event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 6, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Nordhoff Parking Lot. Don’t miss the chance to have your unneeded documents securely destroyed. Shredding protects personal information and is a great way to declutter while contributing to environmentally sound recycling! In sum, shredding documents provides security, efficiency, and peace of mind.

E-waste such as televisions, computer monitors, printers, scanners, CPUs, laptops, fax  machines, video game consoles, mice, keyboards, external hard drives, CD drives, floppy drives, cell phones (remove battery), VCR and DVD players, and stereo systems are acceptable at this event.

There are items, however, that cannot be shredded or accepted as e-waste: batteries, ink cartridges (collected at City Hall), hanging folders, and cardboard tubes are some examples. 

This event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ojai and the Lions Club with support of the Nordhoff Rangers.


  • Televisions, computer monitors and Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs)
  • Printers and scanners
  • Central Processing Units (CPUs) and Laptops
  • Fax and copy machines
  • Video game consoles (X-Box, Playstation, Gameboy, etc.)
  • Computer peripherals (mice, keyboards, external hard drives, CD drives, floppy drives, etc.)
  • Cellular phones (remove battery)
  • VCR and DVD players
  • Stereo Systems (CD Players, radioes, etc)

In addition to the items listed above, some small appliances may also qualify as Electronic Waste (e-waste).  As a general rule of thumb, if a small appliance is programmable, it likely contains a circuit board and the solder used in circuit boards often contains lead or mercury, which is hazardous and therefore is e-waste.  A microwave oven is a good example of a programmable small appliance which qualifies as e-waste. Small appliances, which are not programmable, pose no hazard to the environment and may be placed inside your curbside recycling container.  Examples of such items include coffeemakers, blenders, and toasters.