Merced County News and Information

Posted on: December 26, 2016

Merced County Community Clean-up Program

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The Merced County Department of Public Works, in coordination with each Municipal Advisory Council, announces the annual Community Clean-up Event schedule. 

Community Clean-ups allow local residents to dispose of tires, appliances and other common throwaway items for a greatly reduced fee (see rates and details on the next page). 

All Community Clean-ups will start at 8:30 A.M. and conclude at 2:00 P.M. The Community Clean-up schedule is as follows:


Community Clean-Up 2017

El NidoJanuary 28, 2017County Library Parking Lot
StevinsonFebruary 4, 2017Hwy. 165, ¼ Mi. s/o Hwy. 140
DelhiFebruary 18, 2017Fourth Street & Gordon Street
Santa NellaMarch 4, 2017West Comet Road and Venus Crl.
SnellingMarch 11, 2017Henderson Park
WintonMarch 18, 2017Santa Fe Drive and Winton Way
Le GrandApril 1, 2017Santa Fe Avenue & Jefferson Street
S. Dos PalosApril 8, 2017Reynolds & Shain Road
Hilmar – NEW DATEMay 20, 2017Community Center /Faulke Street
Franklin/BeachwoodApril 29, 2017Santa Fe Business Parkway
McSwainOctober 14, 2017Quinley Avenue s/o Moran Avenue
PlanadaNovember 4, 2017Broadway between Mills / Fremont


The Following Will Not Be Accepted

  • Household Chemicals Or Liquids Of Any Kind
  • Oil Waste Or Automotive Fluids
  • Heavy Equipment And Tractor Tires
  • Treated Wood -- Railroad Ties, Pressure Treated Lumber, Etc.
  • Commercial Loads


Details

Clean-Up Hours Are From 8:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., Sharp! No Exceptions!

In order to offset the cost of the annual clean-up events, there will be a small charge for most items.

The Merced County Solid Waste Division has obtained a grant from the State of California for the disposal of passenger tires. This allows us to offer FREE disposal of up to four (4) passenger tires per load. Additional passenger tires beyond the limit will cost the participant $1.00 each. The grant does not cover commercial loads or tractor tires and we will not accept these at the Community Clean-up Events. However, we will accept truck tires, from 16.5 to 20 inches in size, at a cost of $2.00 each. Carloads of discards will be charged $1.00 while pick-ups, vans, and station wagons will be $2.00.

Smaller single axle trailers less than 8 feet will be $3.00, while trailers 8 feet and 1-ton trucks will be $4.00.

Trucks over 1-ton or trailers over 8 feet will not be accepted, no exceptions.

The following is a cost comparison of the subsidized Community Clean-up rates versus the un- subsidized cost of disposal at County Landfills.


Community Clean-Up Rate

Automobiles$ 1.00
Pickups, Vans, Station Wagons$ 2.00
Trailers (less than 8 feet)$ 3.00
Trailers over 8 feet or 1-Ton Trucks$ 4.00
Passenger Car Tires$ 1.00 (each)
Truck Tires$ 2.00 (each)
Mattress and/or Box Spring$ 1.00 (each)
Large Appliances$ 1.00 (each)


See attached for Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority Current Landfill Rates

Printable News Release for Community Clean-Up
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