The County of Fresno operates two disposal facilities for area residents.
The American Avenue Disposal Site is the county's regional landfill located near the city of San Joaquin. This facility is able to accept all types of solid waste and recycling. The Shaver Lake Transfer Station is operated in partnership with the County of Fresno, Granite Solid Waste, and the US Forest Service.
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Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
|Fresno County offers multiple opportunities to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW):
- Fresno County has an Environmental Compliance Center located at1327 West Dan Ronquillo Drive, Fresno, CA. For hours of operations, click on the icon at the left.
- We also offer multiple Network sites throughout the county to drop off HHW such as light bulbs, batteries, automotive fluids, sharps, E-waste, and paint. For a list of network sites, click on the icon at the left.
- We offer a Door to Door Program for those that are homebound or disabled. Please call (559) 600-4259 to schedule a pickup.
- For businesses, we offer the Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) program. For more information,click here.
Community Clean-Up Program
Exclusive Service Area Program Haulers throughout Fresno County offer customers the opportunity to participate in an annual community clean-up drop-off event within their hauling territories. For those residents who subscribe to trash service through one of the nine haulers, you will receive a notice in your newsletter or monthly bill. Residents that haul their own waste can contact the County's Resources Division at (559) 600-4259 to obtain a Coupon to present at a community clean-up drop-off event near them. The amount of waste accepted will not exceed two (2) cubic yards, which is approximately a 3'x3'x6' volume. Items that will be accepted include disposal of large quantity or bulky waste items such as large appliances, e-waste, household furniture, concrete, tree trunks, water heaters, and doors. One Freon appliance per custom per year is allowed. All other Freon appliances will need to be safely and properly drained prior to disposal.
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Turning It Around Recycling Directory(PDF, 4MB)
This helpful guide is found in the Valley Yellow Pages and Real Yellow Pages phonebook directories under "R" for Recycling. This guide helps direct you to multiple locations across Fresno County that accept recyclable materials that may not be found here. Click the icon on the left to begin Turning It Around!
Tire Amnesty: Fresno County offers to unincorporated County residents the opportunity to dispose of used passenger tires at Tire Amnesty Drives that occur throughout the year. Residents are allowed to bring up to 9 tires. If residents have more than 10 tires, they can contact Fresno County
Department of Environmental Health at (559) 600-3357 or click here.
Tire Disposal: Any county resident is welcome to dispose of their used tires at the American Avenue Disposal Site. The address for this facility is 18950 W American Avenue, Kerman, CA 93630. The
cost to dispose of used tires starts as low as $2.16 per tire for passenger vehicle tires. For more
additional rates for the disposal of tires, click here(PDF, 134KB) for a pricing sheet.
Special Handling and Disposal Programs
Have a question about recycling a mattress? Need to dispose of an old cell
phone? This guide gives a breakdown of what and where to drop off, dispose
and safe handling of specific wastes.
Please call the Resources Division at (559) 600-4259 if you have any questions or need information about the topics listed above. You can also email staff
Teachers in public and private schools throughout Fresno County can request solid waste educational assistance with classroom presentations, tours of the American Avenue Landfill, teachers
workshops, and other resources, free of charge. Literature addressing a variety of ways to manage
solid waste is available to the public upon request. Speakers are also available to address civic and
community groups regarding solid waste issues. For additional information, contact the Resources
Division at (559) 600-4259.