Non-Exclusive Waste Hauler Agreement

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Approved NEWHA Hauler List 

How to register as a NEWHA Hauler

The Agreement and the NEWHA packet (application, exemption form, contact list form, tax forms) may be downloaded and submitted via mail, or in person at the following address:

Public Works and Planning Resources Division
ATTN: NEWHA
2220 Tulare Street, 6th Floor
Fresno, CA 93721

 NEWHA Information Portal

New Contractors

Existing Contractors

 NEWHA Application
Jurisdictional Tonnage Report(.xls)
NEWHA Agreement
NEWHA Quarterly Report (.xls)
NEWHA Exemption Form
Contact List
Insurance Documents Submission
Tax forms (W9 / CA590)
Tax forms (W9 / CA590)

General Information

On January 9, 2018, the Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance Code Section 8.24 Non-Exclusive Waste Haulers Agreement Program, creating new requirements for businesses that engage in commercial hauling of Solid Waste in the unincorporated areas of Fresno County on a non-exclusive basis. Section 8.24 of the County’s Ordinance establishes a Non-Exclusive Waste Haulers Agreement (NEWHA) Program requiring that all solid waste haulers who collect discarded materials in volumes of 10 cubic yards or greater, be permitted and required to execute a NEWHA Agreement with Fresno County.

Requirements of the NEWHA Agreement

Contractor shall comply with all provisions of the NEWHA Agreement in providing Solid Waste Handling Services by executing the Agreement, which went into effect on April 1, 2018.

 Permits

The Non-exclusive Waste Haulers Agreement (NEWHA) program requires a dual permit. A permit from Resources Division and Environmental Health is required during the terms of the NEWHA Agreement. Maintenance of these permits are the sole responsibility of the holder and must be renewed accordingly.

An annual Solid Waste operating permit from Environmental Health allows for the business of collecting and/or hauling Solid Waste. This permit is issued following an approved inspection of equipment, facilities, premises and collection vehicles. Currently, there is no application fee. If you have any questions regarding this Permit, please contact Environmental Health at (559) 600-3271.

The Resources division NEWHA Permit is required, to engage in authorized commercial hauling of Solid Waste in containers of ten (10) cubic yards or greater. This permit is valid for three (3) years and shall be renewed before the expiration of the third anniversary.

 Containers

dumpster list

All Containers shall be clearly labeled with the company name and phone number on a minimum of two sides with at least a four inch font.

 

 Flow-Control – County Designated Facility

American Avenue Disposal Landfill is the County’s designated facility for solid waste. If your agency is using another landfill or transfer station, a NEWHA Flow Control Exemption Application must be submitted and approved by the Public Works Director to be exempt from the County designated facility. Upon approval, the exemption is valid for 2 years, which would be renewed before its expiration date.  If you need to submit a form, please click on the link.

 Reports

All permitted solid waste haulers are required to submit quarterly and annual reports to the County, quantifying all tonnage collected, diverted and disposed of at a landfill, due no later than 45 days after the calendar quarter, in hard copy and electronically based on County format.

Quarter

Months

Due Date

1st

January 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019

May 15, 2019

2nd

April 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019

August 15, 2019

3rd

July 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019

November 15, 2019

4th

October 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

February 15, 2020

 

To identify if an address is in the unincorporated or SER areas of Fresno County, please click on the link to access the Waste Hauler Map

 Fees

With the quarterly reports, the following fees are to be submitted for payment:

  • Solid Waste Management Surcharge Fee - $3.41 per ton on all discarded materials that is landfilled. These funds provide the AB 939 State-mandated programs required to educate residents and businesses as well as maintenance of the Household Hazardous Waste on American Avenue.
  • Southeast Regional Service Area Surcharge - $3.50 per ton for all discarded materials collected within the SER Service Area, which consists of Fowler, Kingsburg, Orange Cove, Parlier, Reedley, Sanger and Selma. These funds provide the closure and post-closure maintenance of the Southeast Regional Landfill. Map of SER Service Area
  • Service fee – 10% of gross revenues collected within the unincorporated Fresno County area. These funds provide the NEWHA Program oversight.
  Insurance Requirements

Insurance is required for Commercial Liability, Automobile Liability and Worker’s compensation requirements. (Certificate of Insurance is due 10 days after submission of NEWHA Application.)

 Commercial Liability:

  • $1,000,000.00 per occurrence
  • $2,000,000.00 annual aggregate

Automobile Liability:

  • Bodily Injury - $250,000.00 per person/ $500,000.00 per accident and
  • Property Damage - $50,000.00 or
  • Combined Single Limit - $500,000.00
  • Coverage should include owned and non-owned vehicles used in connection with the Agreement 

Worker’s compensation: A policy of Worker’s compensation insurance as may be required by the California labor law.