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.

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).

Contact Us


If you need recycling assistance, or if you have any questions regarding recycling, please email our Diversion Manager or call us at 209-723-4481, ext. 226. You can also view contact information (PDF) for the Merced County Refuse Disposal Franchise Areas.