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Recycling and Refuse

Toter Information

Please reference the Toter Info page to see what items are allowed in each toter.

Recyclable Material

The City of Clovis employs the “single stream” method of recycling in which all recyclable material (other than green waste) goes into the blue Recycling toter.

Recycling and greenwaste collection in the City of Clovis is provided by a contract service with Republic Services. If you have problems with your recycling or greenwaste collection service, please contact them directly at (559) 275-1551. If they cannot resolve your problem, please contact the City’s Solid Waste Division at (559) 324-2604.

Batteries

Batteries should not be placed inside any residential cart. Batteries may be placed in a ziplock bag (either in one individual bag per battery, or multiple batteries in a single bag with the ends of each battery taped) and the bag placed on top of the lid of the blue recycling container. Alternatively, batteries may be dropped off at a hazardous waste facility (see below).

Used Motor Oil

Up to 2.5 gallon of used motor oil per week per single-family residence will be collected. It should be placed in a plastic container(s) with a secure lid(s) adjacent to the recycling containers, and should be clearly identified as motor oil. Motor oil that is mixed with other substances will not be collected, and must be disposed of as hazardous waste.

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials (including substances such as: ammonia-based cleaners, aerosol cans, CFLs and fluorescent tubes/bulbs, paint/paint thinner, fertilizers, insecticides/herbicides, pool chemicals, etc.) may NOT be disposed of in any container. These items must be disposed of through an approved hazardous waste facility or drop-off event. For more information, please reference Fresno County’s Directory of Recycling: Turning It Around (2019).

Christmas Trees

Christmas trees will be collected for disposal during the beginning of the year. If possible, the trees should be cut and placed in the greenwaste cart. Otherwise, they should be placed at the curb. Republic Services will be collecting Christmas trees that are placed at the curb during the first 2 weeks following Christmas. The stand and all decorations must be removed from Christmas trees. Artificial trees are not eligible for curbside removal.

Construction Debris

Pursuant to the California Waste Management Act of 1989 (Public Resources Code §§ 40000 et seq.),  the City of Clovis is required to prepare, adopt, and implement source reduction and recycling plans to reach landfill diversion goals. Debris from construction, demolition, and renovation of buildings represents a particularly suitable portion of the volume of waste presently coming from the City of Clovis for recycling and reuse.

Prior to starting a Covered Project, an applicant (except when using an Authorized C & D Debris Collector) shall submit a complete Waste Management Plan to the Compliance Official. An applicant that chooses to utilize an Authorized C&D Debris Collector to haul, process, and dispose of all C&D debris from a project shall be exempt from the Waste Management Plan requirements of Section 6.3.1.06 and the reporting requirements of Section 6.3.1.07 (CMC).

Effective August 1, 2013, no person shall provide the collection of C&D Debris in the City unless they first receive a franchise to engage in such activity from the City.

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