Community Cleanup

Community Cleanups allow local county residents to dispose of tires, appliances, and other common throwaway items for a greatly reduced fee.

Community Cleanup Schedule

All Community Cleanups will start at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m. sharp, no exceptions!

CommunityCleanup DateLocation
El NidoJanuary 26, 2019El Nido Community Hall
StevinsonFebruary 2, 2019Hwy. 165  (¼ mile south of Hwy. 140)
DelhiFebruary 16, 2019Fourth St. & Gordon St.
Santa NellaMarch 2, 2019West Comet Rd. & Venus Crl.
SnellingMarch 9, 2019Henderson Park
WintonMarch 16, 2019Santa Fe Dr. & Winton Way
HilmarMarch 23, 2019Community Center / Faulke St.
South Dos PalosApril 6, 2019Reynolds Ave. & Shain Ave.
Le GrandApril 13, 2019Santa Fe Ave. & Jefferson St.
Franklin / BeachwoodApril 27, 2019Santa Fe Dr. & Business Park Way
Dos Palos YOctober 5, 2019Dos Palos Y Auction Yard
McSwainOctober 19, 2019Quinley Ave.  (South of Moran Ave.)
PlanadaNovember 2, 2019Broadway  (Between Mills St. & Fremont St.)

Unacceptable Items & Loads

The following items will not be accepted:

  • Household chemicals or liquids of any kind
  • Oil waste or automotive fluids
  • Heavy equipment or tractor tires
  • Treated wood – railroad ties, pressure-treated lumber, etc.
  • Commercial loads

Also, trucks over 1 ton and trailers over 8 feet will not be accepted, no exceptions.

Drop-Off Cost

In order to offset the cost of the annual cleanup events, there will be a small charge for most items.

Carloads of discards will be charged $1.00, while pick-ups, vans, and station wagons will be $2.00.  Smaller single-axle trailers less than 8 feet will be charged $3.00, while 8-foot trailers and 1-ton trucks will be charged $4.00.  (Trucks over 1 ton and trailers over 8 feet will not be accepted, no exceptions.)


The Merced County Solid Waste Division has obtained a grant from the State of California for the disposal of passenger tires. This allows us to offer FREE disposal of up to four (4) passenger tires per load. Additional passenger tires beyond the limit will cost the participant $1.00 each. The grant does not cover commercial loads or tractor tires and we will not accept these at the Community Clean-up Events. However, we will accept truck tires, from 16.5 to 20 inches in size, at a cost of $2.00 each.

Schedule of Fees

Load / ItemsRate
Automobiles$1.00 (per load)
Pickups, Vans, Station Wagons$2.00 (per load)
Trailers (less than 8 ft.)$3.00 (per load)
Trailers (8 ft.) and 1-Ton trucks$4.00 (per load)
Passenger Car Tires$1.00 (each)
Pickup Truck Tires$2.00 (each)
Mattress and/or Box Spring$1.00 (each)
Large Appliances$1.00 (each)