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
  • Office CLOSED:
    Cesar Chavez Day, Tues. Mar. 31
  • 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

 2015 Turning It Around Logo  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

 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)    

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

Permanent Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility is Open  

Located at the American Avenue Disposal Site
18950 W. American Avenue, Kerman, CA
Google Map to HHW Facility
Toxic Flammable Reactive Corrosive  

Hours of Operation (HHW accepted from the public):
Residential HHW: (Free/No Cost) - Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (except Holiday weekends - 2015 Holiday closures are Saturday, April 4, July 4, November 28 and December 26). No appointment needed.

Business Hazardous Wastes: Pay for cost of disposal (Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators "CESQG)
Appointment Required
Call (877) 235-3005 toll-free, for appointment or free cost estimate

Click here for more HHW Information

Coming Soon...
A new LOCAL HHW Network of collection points at multiple locations throughout the County.

For more information about the 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

For additional information on proper disposal of various Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Please visit this page often, for the latest HHW updates

For Small Quantity Generators
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) - website to make it easier for the public to find environmental 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, 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