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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Solid Waste (Trash) Service

Do I need my own solid waste containers?

No, the City of Chowchilla has a franchise service agreement with Mid Valley Disposal for solid waste services and they provide the containers.

Who do I call if I need solid waste containers or have a question about pickup service?

Call the City Finance Department Utilities Division at (559) 665-8615, extension 783 with your questions or concerns.

Who do I contact if my containers do not get picked up?

Call the City Finance Department Utilities Division at (559) 665-8615, extension 783. If this is a billing concern, they will assist you. If there is another problem, they may refer you to Mid Valley Disposal at (559) 665-3099.

Who do I contact for solid waste service billing?

Call the City Finance Department Utilities Division at (559) 665-8615, extension 783 for billing assistance. Please do not call Mid Valley Disposal for billing items.

What is my trash collection day?

Click HERE for the Solid Waste Collection Schedule.

Where should I place my containers on collection day and where can I store them on other days?

Containers should be placed next to the curb (or edge of street if no curb is available) on your scheduled day of collection.

Containers must be removed from the street by 12:00pm midnight on the collection day.

All containers must be stored behind the front yard on non-collection days per the Chowchilla Municipal Code Section 8.04.020.


What can I place into my BLACK container?

Your black container is for regular garbage items such as food waste, styrofoam, toys, diapers, clothing, animal waste, etc. For more specific requirements, call Mid Valley Disposal at (559) 665-3099. Please understant that violations may result in penalties.

What can I place into my BLUE container?

Your blue container is for recyclables such as paper, aluminum cans, cardboard, newspaper, glass, plastic, etc. For more specific requirements, call Mid Valley Disposal at (559) 665-3099. Please understant that violations may result in penalties.

What can I place into my GREEN container?

Your green container is for green waste such as leaves, branches, lawn and yard clippings, wood (cut into small pieces), plants, etc. For more specific requirements, call Mid Valley Disposal at (559) 665-3099. Please understant that violations may result in penalties.

What can I do with waste that does not fit into my container?

The City of Chowchilla will work with you to help address your particular needs. You can request an additional trash pick-up for a fee, or for a long-term renovation project you can also arrange to have a roll-off dumpster placed on-site, also for an additional fee. Call the City Finance Department Utilities Division at (559) 665-8615, ext. 783 to make arrangements or for more information.

What do I do with my leaves?

Leaves should NOT be raked into piles in the street. All leaves should be placed in your green container and placed out for pickup on your regular collection day.

Does the City have a recycling program?

Yes, contact Mid Valley Disposal at (559) 665-3099 for information on recycling programs.