The Solid Waste Division of
the Public Works Department oversees the community waste management and
recycling program. This division works with Mid Valley Disposal, the
franchise refuse disposal service to provide weekly-up
trash collection services and recycling.
Click HERE for the Chowchilla Collection Schedule and Map
Click HERE to see what goes in the BLACK, BLUE &
To begin disposal
services to your address contact the City of Chowchilla Finance Department
Utillities Division at (559) 665-8615, ext. 783. You can also visit the
office at Chowchilla City Hall at 130 South Second Street.
service issues should also be directed to the Utilities Division.
specific information on waste disposal and recycling contact Mid Valley
Disposal at (559) 665-3099.
Business and multifamily
California State law has established the
goal to reduce solid waste disposal by no less than 75 percent
through recycling or composting by the year 2020. While it is
the intent of the Legislature to allow local jurisdictions the
flexibility to develop and maintain solid waste recycling
programs, state law sets a basic outline for solid waste
reduction in commercial and multifamily properties.
In the City of
Chowchilla the local recycling program along with information on
recycling is provided through the City’s contracted waste hauler
provider Mid Valley Disposal.
Both the City and Mid Valley Disposal are in the process of
developing informational programs to encourage the affected
businesses and multifamily properties to encourage them to
participate and promote recycling to their operations, customers
multifamily properties are encouraged to visit the web sites
listed below to get helpful ways to educate their operations,
employees, contractors and tenants to come into compliance with
the state regulations. Businesses are also encouraged to print
and distribute informational flyers. The materials can be found
at the at the
Institute for Local Government and the at
California Green Business Program.
Who Must Recycle
State of California and City of Chowchilla law
requires any business that generates four cubic yards or more of
waste per week, and multifamily communities with five or more
units to arrange for recycling services.
How to Arrange for Recycling Services
Businesses that meet the qualification threshold must
place source-separated recyclable materials in the bins or
containers provided by Mid Valley Disposal. Business may also
donate, sell and/or make other arrangements for pick up and
recycling of the materials. This includes self-hauling the
materials to recycling facilities.
Opportunities to Save Money by
In the City of Chowchilla you can save money by
recycling more and disposing less because recycling fees are
less than waste disposal fees.
Opportunities to Save Resources and
Help the Environment
resources and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. It extends the
life of our landfills and helps create a healthy environment for
our community and future generations.
Be Sure to Educate Your Employees
Employees are keyY to a
successful business recycling program. Make sure your employees
know which materials can be recycled and where to place the
recyclable materials for temporary storage and ultimate
collection. For information on recyclable products visit the
CalRecycle Information for Consumers web site.
What Not to Place in Recycling Bins
Some hazardous waste can be recycled if handled
properly. Other types of hazardous waste MUST be sent to a
special facility. It is important that NO hazardous waste should
be placed in trash containers.
Hazardous waste such as batteries, paint,
antifreeze, chemicals and cleaning products should not be mixed
in with your recyclable materials set out for collection.
Instead, these hazardous wastes should be recycled or disposed
of properly. Electronic devices such as old computers, monitors,
TVs, and cell phones are recyclable but also contain hazardous
materials. They should not be placed in recycling bins or in
Hazardous Materials Program
Madera County has programs to help
you learn what is hazardous waste and how to dispose of it.
Click HERE for information.
Used Motor Oil Collection
Dispose of used motor oil at
Certified Collection Centers. For Chowchilla area residents
AutoZone; 1633 West Robertson Boulevard,
Chowchilla; (559) 495-7217
Landfill; 21739 Road 19,
Chowchilla; (559) 665-7300
Old tires can be disposed
of at the Fairmead Landfill at 21739 Road 19, Chowchilla;
(559) 665-7300. Tire recycling events are conducted at
various times through the year and details are printed in local
Where to Get for More Information
Information about California’s mandatory commercial recycling
requirements is available from the California Department of
Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle),
Click HERE for information.
Information on recycling resources for
business and industry is available from the California
Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).
Click HERE for information.
The City of Chowchilla local recycling program is conducted by
Mid Valley Disposal. Call them at (559) 665-3099 for recycling
Information for Apartment
It is important that both
apartment managers and tenants understand the State of
California requirements to recycle including which materials can
be recycled and where to place them for collection.
requires multifamily communities with five or more units to
requires apartment owners to offer recycling services and
residents to recycle. Apartment owners may require tenants
placing the flyers in areas such as laundry rooms or at
garbage collection locations.
giving the flyer to new tenants when the lease is signed and
annually to all other tenants.
including recycling requirements in tenant leases.
about multifamily recycling can be obtained from the California Apartment
Construction & Demolition Debris
California Green Building Code
The City of Chowchilla is presently developing guidelines to
guide the implementation of California Green Building Code
(CALGreen) requirements for 50 percent diversion of waste from
construction and demolition projects. In the interim please view
and/or download the information brochure provided by Mid Valley
the City's franchise
refuse disposal service
company, that has useful information for your upcoming project.
Construction & Demolition Debris Services Brochure
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