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County of Madera


Solid Waste Management

 Medical Waste Disposal Sites

 The County's solid waste needs are provided through the following services and locations;


Recycling Information

Did you know that making bottles and cans from recycled material uses less water than making them new from raw materials? Recycling conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals. In today's drought conditions, saving water is an important step in planning for tomorrow.

When you recycle, you will contribute to your community by reducing the need to collect new raw materials, and by saving energy. Your actions help sustain the environment for future generations.

Every year, the recycling industry creates new well-paying jobs in our community and reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change.

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Mandatory Commercial Recycling

According to 2008 Statewide Waste Characterization data, the commercial sector generates nearly three fourths of the solid waste in California. Furthermore, much of the commercial sector waste disposed in landfills is...(Read More)

Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling

California businesses are required to start recycling their organic waste by April 1, 2016, depending on the amount of waste they generate each week. By 2016, local jurisdictions must have an organic waste recycling program in place for those businesses.

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Disposal Locations

These disposal locations are open to the Public for self haulers and Commercial Franchises. Both Facilities are own by the County and operated under contract with Red Rock Environmental Group. 


21739 Road 19
Chowchilla CA 93610
(559) 665-1310

Open: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Closed: Sunday and major Holidays

HouseHold Hazardous Waste Facilty at Fairmead Landfill
Open: Residents Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Businesses are by appointment only - For an appointment please call (559) 665-7300


33699 Road 274
North Fork, CA 93643
(559) 877-4200

Open: Thursday – Monday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Tuesdays & Wednesdays and major holidays
Now accepting SHARPS

Collection Service

The County has issued two Franchise agreements with the Companies below to provide Hauling services to the constituents of Madera County. All rates for service are approved by the Board of Supervisors.

Valley Area, below 1000' elevation:

As of November 1, 2012 the new Hauler will be Red Rock Environmental Group.  

Contact to set up service, verify hours of operation, billing questions or service pick-up on Holidays.


The Madera Disposal Systems Inc. (MDSI) i.e. Waste Connections (WCI) contract expired on November 1, 2012. For information about refunds contact MDSI at



Mountain Area, above 1000' elevation


40287 Oak Park Way
Oakhurst, CA 93644

(559) 683-4680

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Building Division

Building Division
Suite 3100, Government Center
Madera, CA 93637
Fax: (559)675-6573
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  • Our office hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • We are closed Saturday, Sunday and selected holidays.
  • Permits are not issued after 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Building Division - Bass Lake Satellite Office
40601 Road 274
Bass Lake, CA 93604
Fax: (559)658-6959
  • Our office hours are from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Monday thru Friday.
  • We are closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and selected holidays.

General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311