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Posted on: December 19, 2017

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 attached PDF).

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 Schedule 2018

El Nido
January 27, 2018
County Library Parking Lot
February 3, 2018
Hwy. 165, ¼ Mi. s/o Hwy. 140
February 17, 2018
Fourth Street & Gordon Street
Santa Nella
March 3, 2018
West Comet Road and Venus Crl.
March 10, 2018
Henderson Park
March 17, 2018
Santa Fe Drive and Winton Way
March 24, 2018
Community Center /Faulke Street
Le Grand
April 7, 2018
Santa Fe Avenue & Jefferson Street
S. Dos Palos
April 14, 2018
Reynolds & Shain Road
Franklin / Beachwood
April 28, 2018
Santa Fe Business Parkway
October 20, 2018
Quinley Avenue s/o Moran Avenue
November 3, 2018
Broadway between Mills / Fremont

The following items 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


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 Rates

$ 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 Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority Current Landfill Rates**

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