Service is Everything
Harrison Industries provides residential, commercial and industrial trash and recycling collection services to 90,000 customers in the cities of Ventura, Camarillo, Ojai, Fillmore and Carpinteria; unincorporated areas of Ventura County; and the Channel Islands Beach Community Services District.
Founded in Ventura in 1932, the company started with a single truck driven by E.J. Harrison, who hauled his Ventura neighbors’ trash to local dumps for 75 cents a load. His wife, Myra, helped to start and run the business, and it has remained a strong and thriving family enterprise. Today it is run by three generations of Harrisons, including E.J. and Myra’s sons: Myron, Jim and Ralph.
With a singular commitment to customer service, Harrison in 2022 commemorated 90 years in business the same way it began – seeing to it that the people relying on our services are completely satisfied.
It has grown into a broad task. As the trash service industry has expanded and evolved over the decades, our services have likewise shifted to aim above all else toward recycling. Today, all of our services are focused on landfill diversion and environmental stewardship. All of our customers are now provided the opportunity to recycle over 20 different materials, including glass, metal, plastic and paper products as well as organic waste. In 2022, we launched an ambitious food waste recycling program for all of our customers, as part of a statewide mandate to reduce climate-damaging methane gas emissions at landfills.
Harrison Industries has been at the forefront of California’s recycling movement for the past three decades. Due in large measure to the unique partnerships Harrison has established with the Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station and Agromin, as well as with the cities and unincorporated areas it serves, all of our franchise clients are meeting the challenges of Senate Bill 1383 and other state legislation.
We continue to live by our motto of “Service is Everything” and by always “doing what’s right” – for the communities and customers we serve, for our employees and for our planet.