Refuse Questions

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  • I am unable to bring my trashcans to the street.

    Call or e-mail the Refuse Division at the Public Works Department - 385-6800 or pubclicwks@cityofmerced.org to request disabled service.

    Click on the link below for program information.

    Refuse Service for the Disabled

  • Can I recycle plastic?

    Yes! You can place plastic in the blue container.

    Click on the link below to find out all the information.

    Recycling Info Page

  • How do I dispose of car batteries?

    You can take this material to the Merced County Landfill, Household Hazardous waste area, located on North Highway 59. The Merced County Landfill phone # is 723-4481.

  • How do I dispose of heavy trash like household appliances?

    Any time of year you can take this material to the Merced County Landfill, located on North Highway 59. The Merced County Landfill phone # is 723-4481. Or during the Spring Clean Up Program, you can take it to a centeralized drop off point. Call the Public Works Department for more information on this seasonal event - 385-6800.

    Click on the link below to read more about the dumpsters available for rent from the Public Works Department.

    Temporary Dumpsters Available to Rent

  • How do I dispose of paint and toxic materials?

    You can take this material to the Merced County Landfill, Household Hazardous waste area, located on North Highway 59. The Merced County Landfill phone # is 723-4481.

  • How do I dispose of used motor oil?

    You can take this material to the Merced County Landfill, Household Hazardous waste area, located on North Highway 59. The Merced County Landfill phone # is 723-4481.

  • How do I obtain a dumpster?

    Call the Refuse Division at the Public Works Department - 385-6800.

  • How do I request trash cans?

    Call the Refuse Division at the Public Works Department - 385-6800.

  • I need disabled refuse service

    Call the Refuse Division at the Public Works Department - 385-6800, to request disabled service.

    Click on the link below for program information.

    Refuse Program for the Disabled

  • I want to report illegal dumping

    Contact the Public Works Department at 385-6800.

  • I want to report that my trash was not emptied

    Call the Refuse Division of the Public Works Department to report it, 385-6800.

  • How much does it cost at the dump?

    For prices call the Merced County Landfill at 723-4481.

  • I want to complain about garbage cans left on the sidewalk

    Call Code Enforcement to report cans left out too long, 385-6855.

  • When does leaf collection begin?

    Leaf collection begins in November. To get all the details and specific dates for your street, click on the link below.

    Leaf Collection

  • When is the garbage collection on my street?

    Call the Refuse Division at the Public Works Department - 385-6800.

  • Where is the nearest dump site?

    The nearest dump site to the City of Merced is the Merced County Landfill, located on North Highway 59. Go west on Olive past Walmart, turn right on Highway 59 and the Landfill will be on your right in approximately 5 miles. The Merced County Landfill phone # is 723-4481.