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Recycling in Merced

Photo of truck emptying recycling can.

Recycle It!
Don’t think you have enough for a recycle bin? Think again!

There are plenty of items that you can place in your blue container that can be recycled that are not CA CRV items, those items include:

  • PAPER cardboard or chipboard boxes
  • GLASS bottles or jars
  • METAL food cans
  • PLASTIC bottles OR jugs

**Place recyclable materials in the BLUE container loosely, DO NOT bag them.
Plastic bags go into your GRAY trash container or it can be recycled at most major stores.

For a complete list of what is recyclable, please click on the pdfs below.

Recycling Commercial

We've posted our Public Works Recycling commercial for your viewing pleasure. Please keep in mind that the video is larger than most files on this website and may take a while to download.

* You will need to have a video player that supports Windows Media Audio/Video files.
* You may wish to 'Right Click' and 'Save Target As' if you are on a Windows based machine.

Click here to watch the 2009 Recycling Video (2.52 MB)

  For more information on Recycling in the County of Merced, check out this link:

For information on CalRecycle's Green Roads program, check out this link:




MCRWMA Acceptable Recyclable Materials List
File Name: Recycling Rejected Load Standard-2010.pdf
Revision Date: 5/3/2010
Recycling Guidelines
File Name: Residental Recycle Flyer pic 8x11.pdf
Revision Date: 3/17/2014