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:
The following items will not be accepted:
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.
**See attached Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority Current Landfill Rates**