2017 Quarterly Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events are scheduled to allow for the drop off of old or unused chemicals, paints, sprays, cleaners, etc..
Visit our HHW page for dates and for more information.
The two landfills will have extended hours until 3:30 PM on every first Saturday of the month.
Visit our Landfills page for more information on operating hours and landfill rates.
The Merced County Sheriff's Department now accepts unused/expired prescription medication through a drop-off slot outside of the 700 W. 22nd Street office in Merced. Click here for more information.
Community Clean-up Dates are provided by your City or the County. These dates are listed by month on our 2017 calendar (more detailed info is available from your City or the County's Public Works Departments)
Visit the Landfills page for the calendar
Are you aware of the Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law, implemented in 2012?
Learn more about AB 341
For the phone number of your trash/recycling hauler, please click here.
View Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Here
Used aluminum cans are recycled and back on the shelf as new cans in as few as 60 days.
The amount of plastic bottles recycled in 2009, provided enough raw material for about 7 million polyester shirts to be made.
Items with these labels are considered Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and need to be disposed of properly.
Click for info about collection boxes for RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES
Click for info about collection boxes for Mercury-Containing Thermostats