By sorting your green waste, trash, and recycling at home you help the environment, ease the strain on landfills and reduce contamination. By returning recyclables you make it possible for them to be reused to make other products.
Please avoid contaminating recyclables and yard clippings by putting the right materials in the GREEN, GRAY, and BLUE carts.
The City of Fresno provides residents with three 96-gallon carts as a basic level of service. For your convenience, all carts are emptied on the same day by automated collection trucks. Carts can be placed out for collection after 6:00 p.m. the preceding day but not after 5:30 a.m. on the day ofcollection. Carts shall be placed out of view no later than 8:00 p.m. on your collection day.
We encourage you to take advantage of weekly curbside pickup and recycle as many things as possible. Please see the list of acceptable materials for each cart below. When you recycle, you save natural resources and help Fresno meet the State Mandate (AB 939) which requires all cities to significantly reduce the amount of trash sent to landfill.
American Avenue Landfill (pdf)
Contamination of Containers (pdf)
To avoid contaminating please follow these links:
Assistance for Customers with Disabilities or Medical Conditions
Household Hazardous Wastes
Used Motor Oil and Filter Recycling
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