About Us

MCAG is a Council of Governments with responsibility to manage and implement regional transportation, transit, and solid waste disposal services, while providing a public forum for cross-jurisdictional issues. The solid waste management part of the council of governments is called the Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority.

Source Reduction & Recycling Program


One of the Authority's required programs of the Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan is the Source Reduction and Recycling (SRRE) Program (PDF). The Source Reduction and Recycling Program provides a county wide public education program that promotes awareness on the importance of participating in source reduction and recycling, and provides guidelines for these practices.

Responsibilities


The RWA owns and operates the 2 regional landfills within Merced County, and administers integrated waste management contracts and grants on behalf of the member jurisdictions. Please visit the Landfills, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), and Recycling pages for more information. For service-related issues, please view the map of Service Providers (PDF) and contact the hauler that services your neighborhood.

Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority Governing Board


The 11-member MCAG Governing Board/Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority Board includes a supervisor from each of the 5 county districts and an elected official from each of the 6 incorporated cities located within the political boundary of Merced County, California. Incorporated cities are:
  • Atwater
  • Dos Palos
  • Gustine
  • Livingston
  • Los Banos
  • Merced

Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority Board Members

A list of our Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority Board Members can be found on the Merced Association of Government's webpage: http://www.mcagov.org/164/MCAG-Governing-Board

Integrated Waste Management Local Task Force (IWMLTF)


The purpose of the task force is to provide recommendations and comments to the Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority Board (MCRWMAB). Comments of the task force are intended to address the development of, and revisions to, the Authority's Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan (CIWMP).

Diversion Rates / Statistics


Note: Due to SB 1016 (2008), diversion rates on annual reports fro 2007 and later are no longer required. CalRecycle now requires the per capita disposal rate per day (pounds disposed of per person, per day).

Contact Us


If you need recycling assistance, or if you have any questions regarding recycling, please email our recycling specialist or call us at 209-723-4481, ext. 224. You can also view contact information (PDF) for the Merced County Refuse Disposal Franchise Areas.