General Information

Contact Dept

  • Phone:
    (559) 600-4078
  • Fax:
    (559) 600-4548
  • Address:
    2220 Tulare Street, 6th floor
    Fresno, CA 93721
  • Permits & Zoning Phone:
    (559) 600-4540
  • New Permits & Zoning Fax:
    (559) 455-4700
  • Email Department

Recycling and Solid Waste Disposal
County Planning
The Resources Division is responsible for developing, implementing and administering a range of County-wide solid waste management programs.  The goal is to provide for the proper management and disposal of residential and business trash, recyclable materials, and household hazardous waste.

Listed below are several programs and related links that will help you better manage your solid waste.   

   Recycling and Solid Waste Information

 Click on below logo

Turning it Around logo 2013-2014 Or, find the Turning it Around guide in your current phone book under R for Recycling. 

           Click on Calendar for Recycling Events

 Business Waste Assessment Program and Recycling Market Development Zone Program (RMDZ)
Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law
Recycling CRV   •   Recicle CRV (Spanish)
Special Programs - Special Handling (Ag, Appliances, Batteries, Electronics, Fluorescent Lights, and More...)
Used Oil Recycling   •   Reciclaje De Aceite Usado (Spanish)
Yard Waste Recycling
Grasscycling   •   Reciclaje De Pasto  (Spanish)
New  Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Requirements effective January 1, 2014

Drop-Off Events   

The HHW Program is in Transition and No future HHW Drop-off events are scheduled.

Coming Soon...
   1)  The new permanent full-service Household Hazardous Waste Facility at the American Avenue Disposal Site is almost complete and is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2014.

   2)  A new LOCAL HHW Network of collection points at multiple locations throughout the County.

For more information about the permannet HHW facility or ideas on managing HHW, call (559) 600-4259 or email. Information is also available about low-cost HHW disposal programs for small businesses and ag-related hazardous waste.

More information on proper disposal of various Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) 

For Small Quanity Generators
Please see Next Event Information to be added to the list for 2014
Small Quantity Generator (Business) Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Program Brochure  

Residential and Business Solid Waste Collection in the County   

List of Designated AB939 Exclusive Service Area Program (ESAP) Solid Waste Haulers
Map Showing ESAP Solid Waste Haulers’ Exclusive Service Areas
Map Showing Four ESAP County-Wide Service Rate Areas
NEW ESAP Rate Schedule (Effective Feb., 2014) Bins | Carts | Rate Adjustment Process   
Interactive Hauler Map - enter your address to locate your hauler  

ESAP Participants -- Non City

Coupon Program for On-Call Bulky Item Pick-up Service for Residents and Businesses

How do I sort? Click here for Your Guide to Solid Waste & Recycling Services in Fresno County
What goes in the Cart/Bin with Blue Lid?  Mixed Recyclables
What goes in the Cart/Bin with Green Lid?  Yard/Green Waste
What goes in the Cart/Bin with Gray/Brown/Maroon/Black Lid?  General Refuse
                              (Food waste, non-green/yard waste, non-hazardous waste and styrofoam)

Additional Links and Resources

California Department of Conservation
California Department of Toxic Substances Control
California Integrated Waste Management Board
California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA)
OurEarth.org - website to make it easier for the public to find enviromental information
U S Environmental Protection Agency Resources  

Please call the Resources Division at (559) 600-4259 if you have any questions or need information about the topics listed above.  You can also email staff at recycling@co.fresno.ca.us, or reach us by FAX at (559) 600-4552.

For service within the CITY of Fresno call (559) 621-1452 or click City of Fresno Recycling and Solid Waste