Community Cleanup

Community Cleanups allow local county residents to dispose of tires, appliances, and other common throwaway items for a greatly reduced fee.

Community Cleanup Schedule

All Community Cleanups will start at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m. sharp, no exceptions!

CommunityCleanup DateLocation
El NidoJanuary 25, 2020County Library Parking Lot
StevinsonFebruary 1, 2020Hwy. 165  (¼ mile south of Hwy. 140)
DelhiFebruary 15, 2020Fourth Street & Gordon Street
Santa NellaMarch 7, 2020West Comet Road & Venus Circle
SnellingMarch 14, 2020Henderson Park
WintonMarch 21, 2020Santa Fe Drive & Winton Way
HilmarMarch 28, 2020Community Center / Faulke Street
South Dos PalosApril 4, 2020Reynolds Avenue & Shain Avenue
Le GrandApril 11, 2020Santa Fe Avenue & Jefferson Street
Franklin / BeachwoodApril 25, 2020Santa Fe Dr. & Business Park Way
Dos Palos YOctober 3, 2020Dos Palos Y Auction Yard
McSwainOctober 17, 2020Quinley Avenue  (South of Moran Avenue)
PlanadaNovember 7, 2020Broadway  (Between Mills Street & Fremont Street)


Unacceptable Items & Loads

The following items will not be accepted:

  • Household chemicals or liquids of any kind
  • Oil waste or automotive fluids
  • Heavy equipment or tractor tires
  • Treated wood – railroad ties, pressure-treated lumber, etc.
  • Commercial loads

Also, trucks over 1 ton and trailers over 8 feet will not be accepted, no exceptions.

Drop-Off Cost

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

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 charged $3.00, while 8-foot trailers and 1-ton trucks will be charged $4.00.  (Trucks over 1 ton and trailers over 8 feet will not be accepted, no exceptions.)

Tires

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.

Schedule of Fees

Load / ItemsRate
Automobiles$1.00 (per load)
Pickups, Vans, Station Wagons$2.00 (per load)
Trailers (less than 8 ft.)$3.00 (per load)
Trailers (8 ft.) and 1-Ton trucks$4.00 (per load)
Passenger Car Tires$1.00 (each)
Pickup Truck Tires$2.00 (each)
Mattress and/or Box Spring$1.00 (each)
Large Appliances$1.00 (each)