Department of Public Utilities

Trash Disposal & Recycling

Multi-Family & Commercial Services

The City of Fresno no longer provides multi-family, commercial, and roll-off collection service. Please contact your service provider for your collection needs.

Multi-Family & Commercial Collection Service Providers

Allied Waste Services is responsible for servicing the northern portion of the City and Mid Valley Disposal is responsible for the southern section of the City, with Ashlan Avenue being the dividing line.

These companies have been awarded the exclusive franchise for collecting and hauling commercial and multi-family solid waste and recycling material in the City of Fresno. These franchises became effective on Monday, December 5, 2011. This agreement includes the servicing of all commercial solid waste containers ranging from 1 cubic yard to 6 cubic yards in size.

Customers north of Ashlan Avenue contact:
Allied Waste Services of Fresno
(559) 275-1551

Customers south of Ashlan Avenue contact:
Mid Valley Disposal
(559) 237-9425

Roll-Off Collection Service Providers

The City of Fresno has awarded non-exclusive roll-off collection agreements to qualified service providers. If you are in need of roll-off collection service, contact one of the approved roll-off collection service providers listed in the PDF below.

Approved Roll-Off Collection Service Providers

Construction & Demolition Waste

In June of 2005, the Fresno City Council adopted an ordinance to make recycling mandatory and encourage the diversion of recyclable material from landfill disposal in order to comply with AB 939.

The recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) materials is required for any City-issued building, relocation, or demolition permit that generates at least 8 cubic yards of material by volume.

Permit holders are required to hire a private collector or solid waste hauler except when there is private collection by any person or company that transports waste and/or recyclables through use of its own transportation, such as a truck and/or trailer, without compensation for such transportation. (FMC Section 9-408(c)(1)).

Exemptions may be requested in writing to the Solid Waste Management Division at least 14 days prior to application for a City building permit but will only be given for sites that will generate less than 8 cubic yards of waste.

All C&D waste must be hauled to a City-approved facility. A list of approved disposal facilities can be found in the PDF below.

Approved Disposal Facilities

Multi-Family & Commercial – Recycling & Waste Regulations

Assembly Bill 341
Effective July 1, 2012, the State’s Mandatory Commercial Recycling law (AB 341) requires all businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week and multi-family properties with 5 units or more to arrange for recycling services.

More information about AB 341 can be found on the CalRecycle web page

Assembly Bill 1826
Beginning April 1, 2016, the State’s Mandatory Organic Waste Recycling law (AB 1826) phases in requirements for businesses and multi-family residences that generate specified amounts of organic waste to arrange for recycling services for that material.

More information about AB 1826 can be found at the on the CalRecycle web page.

AB 1826 Implementation Dates and Thresholds
The law phases in the requirements for businesses and multi-family residential dwellings that consist of five or more units* over time based on the amount and type of waste the business or dwelling produces on a weekly basis with full implementation realized in 2019. The law also contains a 2020 trigger that will increase the scope of affected businesses if waste reduction targets are not met. The implementation schedule is as follows:

  • January 1, 2016: Local jurisdictions shall have an organic waste recycling program in place. Jurisdictions shall conduct outreach and education to inform businesses how to recycle organic waste in the jurisdiction, as well as monitoring to identify those not recycling and to notify them of the law and how to comply.
  • April 1, 2016: Businesses that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
  • January 1, 2017: Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards of organic waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
  • August 1, 2017 and ongoing: Jurisdictions shall provide information about their organic waste recycling program implementation in the annual report submitted to CalRecycle. (See above for a description of the information to be provided.)
  • Fall 2018: After receipt of the 2017 annual reports submitted on August 1, 2018, CalRecycle shall conduct its formal review of those jurisdictions that are on a two-year review cycle.
  • January 1, 2019: Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
  • Fall 2020: After receipt of the 2019 annual reports submitted on August 1, 2020, CalRecycle shall conduct its formal review of all jurisdictions.
  • Summer/Fall 2021: If CalRecycle determines that the statewide disposal of organic waste in 2020 has not been reduced by 50 percent of the level of disposal during 2014, the organic recycling requirements on businesses will expand to cover businesses that generate 2 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week. Additionally, certain exemptions may no longer be available if this target is not met.

*Note: Multi-family dwellings of 4 units or less are not required to have a food waste diversion program.

Assembly Bill 1383
In September 2016, Governor Brown signed into law SB 1383 (Lara, Chapter 395, Statutes of 2016) establishing methane emissions reduction targets in a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) in various sectors of California’s economy. As it pertains to CalRecycle, SB 1383 establishes targets to achieve a 50 percent reduction in the level of the statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level by 2020 and a 75 percent reduction by 2025. The law grants CalRecycle the regulatory authority required to achieve the organic waste disposal reduction targets and establishes an additional target that not less than 20 percent of currently disposed edible food is recovered for human consumption by 2025.

More information about AB 1383 can be found at the on the CalRecycle web page.

AB 1383 Implementation Timeline

  • 2017-2019: Rulemaking and Regulations Process – CalRecycle will conduct informal workshops in 2017 and early 2018, initiate the informal rulemaking in 2018, and adopt the regulations in late 2018 or early 2019. Although the regulations will not take effect until 2022, adopting them in 2019 allows regulated entities approximately 3 years to plan and implement necessary budgetary, contractual, and other programmatic changes. Jurisdictions, haulers, and generators should consider taking actions to implement programs to be in compliance with the regulations on January 1, 2022.
  • 2019: CalRecycle Offers Support to Jurisdictions – CalRecycle will offer ongoing support by networking, providing technical assistance, and developing tools, model ordinances, contracts, and case studies to support efforts at the local level to meet the organic waste reduction targets and comply with the regulatory requirements.
  • January 1, 2020: 50 Percent Reduction – No later than this date, the state must achieve a 50 percent reduction in the level of the statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level.
  • July 1, 2020: Measuring Progress – By this date, CalRecycle, in consultation with the Air Resources Board, must analyze the progress that the waste sector, state government, and local governments have made in meeting the organic waste reduction targets for 2020 and 2025. If the department determines that significant progress has not been made in meeting the targets, CalRecycle may include incentives or additional requirements in the regulations to facilitate progress toward achieving the organic disposal reduction targets. The Department may also recommend to the Legislature revisions to the targets.
  • January 1, 2022: Enforcement and Penalties Begin – CalRecycle’s regulations to meet the organic waste reduction and the edible food recovery targets take effect. The enforcement provisions, including penalties for noncompliance issued by the state, take effect.
  • January 1, 2024: Expanded Enforcement Requirements – Effective on this date, the regulations may require local jurisdictions to impose penalties for noncompliance on regulated entities subject to their authority
  • January 1, 2025: 75 Percent Reduction – By this date, the state must achieve a 75 percent reduction in the level of statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level. In addition, not less than 20 percent of currently disposed edible food must be recovered for human consumption.