Landfill Information/Materials Diversion (Recycling)

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Visit our Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) page to see what is banned from being landfilled within the State of California and where you may be able to take it for proper disposal.

 

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UPDATE: The next quarterly event for Household Hazardous Waste is coming up.
Visit our Household Hazardous Waste page for more information.

Merced County Regional Landfills

- HOURS and RATE SHEETS -

*NOTICE: All vehicle/trailer loads are weighed, effective November 18, 2013.

All Minimum and per/ton rates will remain the same.
Click the rate sheets below to view landfill rates.

Los Banos area

Merced area

Billy Wright Landfill
17173 S. Billy Wright Road
Los Banos, CA 93635 - View Map
Phone: (209) 826-1163

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

CLOSED Sunday and Holidays: New Year's Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Presidents' Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veterans' Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Day.

Click Here to view the current* Billy Wright Landfill Rate Sheet, effective November 18, 2013.

Highway 59 Landfill
7040 N. State HWY 59
(About 2 mi. north of Bellevue/Hwy 59)
Merced, CA 95348 - View Map
Phone: (209) 723-4481

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

CLOSED Sunday and Holidays: New Year's Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Presidents' Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veterans' Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Day.

Click Here to view the Highway 59 Landfill Rate Sheet*, effective November 18, 2013.

Thumbnail of a 2014 CalendarView the Landfills Operations Calendar:

Current Month (1 page) / Entire Year (13 pages)

Calendars include holidays/adjusted days/hours of operation for
Billy Wright Landfill and Highway 59 Landfill.

 

For the "HHW" Collection Day Schedule at the Highway 59 Landfill for CESQGs and Residents,

please visit our Household Hazardous Waste page.


Disposal Costs*

Common Material Types

Cost per ton

(2000 lbs = 1 ton)

General trash

$43.05/ton
(min. charge of $19)
*Effective November 18, 2013, all loads of materials will be weighed. Please see above notice.

Brush
(oleander and palm are considered General Trash)

$21.00/ton
(min. charge of $10)

Mattresses/Boxsprings

(Please note: These are onsidered "Extra Handling" if 6 or more mattresses/boxsprings are received in one load; Please review the Landfill Rate Sheet above for more information)

Additional, per-count charge of $5 each

Appliances non-refrigerated
(Dryers, ovens, dishwashers, water heaters, etc.)

Additional, per-count charge of $10 each

Refrigerated Appliances
(AC units, freezers, refrigerators, plug-in water dispensers, etc.)

Additional, per-count charge of $18 each

Passenger Car Tires
See additional information on TIRES further down this page.

Additional, per-count charge of $3 each
Plus $5 surcharge p/tire with rim

 

Products Available
for Purchase

 

Compost Material
(While supplies last)

Loaded into a truck bed/trailer.

 

SOLD OUT

Fill Dirt
Loaded into a truck bed/trailer

$10 per cubic yard

Wood Chips
(Note: wood chip sizes may currently reach more than 12 inches long.)
Loaded into a truck bed/trailer.

$5 per cubic yard

 

*Click on the rate-sheets for more disposal costs:

Billy Wright Landfill Rate Sheet / Highway 59 Landfill Rate Sheet

 

Notice: Pickup/trailer loads must be covered.

Failing to do so may result in an "uncovered load" charge.
Covering of refuse loads is required under littering regulations as well as
California Vehicle Code, Section 23115:

(a) No vehicle transporting garbage, swill, used cans or bottles, wastepapers, waste cardboard, ashes,
refuse, trash, or rubbish, or any noisome, nauseous, or offensive matter, or anything being transported
for disposal or recycling shall be driven or moved upon any highway unless the load is totally covered
in a manner that will prevent the load or any part of the load from spilling or falling from the vehicle.

Materials Accepted for Resource Recovery (not landfilled)

(Each category needs to be separated from the other)

icon Brush (no oleander or palm leaves)

icon Grass & leaves (no oleander or palm leaves)

icon Prunings (no oleander or palm leaves)

icon Wood, pallets, untreated/unpainted lumber

icon Metal

icon Asphalt

icon Concrete (no dirt or protruding re-bar, no
  larger than two feet in any direction)

icon Concrete, oversized and/or re-bar
  protruding more than 6 inches

icon Soil, clean and uncontaminated

TIRES

Tires cannot be disposed of but are collected to be recycled.

NOTE: It is unlawful to transport more than 9 tires without being registered. Contact (209) 381-1100 for more information.

 

Rates at the Landfills

Golden By-Products

Passenger Tires

$3 each (A commercial tire recycler)

Truck Tires

$7 each 13000 Newport Road, Ballico, CA
Telephone: (209) 668-4856

Tractor Tires

$85 each Pickup service available for large quantities.
(100+ tires)

Loader Tires

$325 each Call above number for pricing.

Earthmover Tires

$645 each www.goldenscraptire.com
Tires must have rims removed, or there is an additional charge of $5 for each tire with a rim.  

For a printed version of the Tire Care & Recycling Program Brochure, select either English or Spanish

 

Recycling Drop Off Locations at No Cost

Gustine Recycling Drop Off
(Available to Gustine residents only)

750 East Avenue / 209-854-6471

Hours: Monday-Sunday: 7 AM - 3 PM

Click here for more information from the City of Gustine.


Billy Wright Landfill
(Available to all Merced County residents)

17173 S. Billy Wright Road, Los Banos 93635
(209) 826-1163

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 3:30 PM and
Saturday: 8 AM - 12 PM

CLOSED Sunday and Holidays: New Year's Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; President's Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veteran's Day' Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Day.

Livingston Recycling Drop Off
(Available to City of Livingston residents only)

Behind the Public Works Corporation Yard 2238 Walnut Avenue, off of Industrial Dr. / 209-394-8044

Hours: Monday - Friday: 7 AM - 3 PM

Click here for more information from City of Livingston.

 

Highway 59 Landfill
(Available to all Merced County residents)

7040 N. State Highway 59, Merced 95348
(209-723-4481)

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 7 AM - 3:30 PM and
Saturday: 8 AM - 12 PM

CLOSED Sunday and Holidays: New Year's Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; President's Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veteran's Day' Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Day.

At locations listed above, you can RECYCLE the following items for FREE:

icon Paper including flattened cardboard


icon Plastic bottles and jugs


icon Metal cans and clean aluminum foil


icon Glass bottles and jars

 

Examples of acceptable items:

Paper - Any dry, clean paper or paper product. No face tissue, napkins, and paper towels.
Acceptable paper and paper products are:
icon Bare cardboard rolls
icon Computer paper
icon Flattened cardboard
icon Mail and envelopes
icon Newspaper and Magazines
icon Tissue boxes and food boxes (dispose of interior plastic)
icon Shredded paper (place into a paper bag)

Plastic - Empty bottles and jugs.
icon Milk jugs
icon Detergent bottles
icon Soda and water bottles
icon Shampoo and conditioner bottles

Metal - Empty beverage and food cans
icon Clean, aluminum foil

Glass
icon Empty glass bottles and jars

Visit the Household Hazardous Waste Page

For information about the Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facilities onsite at the landfills.

 

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