Trash Information

The landfills are separate from the service providers of trash, recycling and green can service. To locate the number of your hauler, please see the Haulers Map with Contact Information (PDF) or see the numbers below:

Merced County Unincorporated Areas

  • Waste Management, Inc: 209-358-5272
    For areas in/around: Ballico, Cressey, Delhi, Franklin/Beachwood, Hilmar, Le Grand, McSwain, Planada, Santa Nella, Snelling, Stevinson, Winton, and outside the city limits of Atwater, Livingston and Merced.
  • Gilton Solid Waste: 800-894-8980
    For the Dos Palos Y, El Nido, Santa Nella and outside the city limits of Dos Palos and Los Banos.
  • Mid Valley Disposal: 559-843-2467
    For South Dos Palos.
For landfill and recycling program questions, please call us at 209-723-4481 x 210.

Treated Wood Waste (TWW)

What is Treated Wood Waste?

TWW comes from old wood that has been treated with chemical preservatives. These chemicals help protect the wood from insect attack and fungal decay while it’s being used. Fence posts, sill plates, landscape timbers, pilings, guardrails, and decking, to name a few, are all examples of chemically treated wood.

TTW Notice
TTW Spanish Notice

Notice: Effective March 2021 both the Highway 59 and Billy Wright Landfill sites can accept Treated Wood Waste (TWW) material. When bringing any amount of TTW to either landfill please fill out and print the tracking sheet below.

Treated Wood Waste Tracking Sheet

Locations that can legally accept TTW: 

Highway 59 Landfill
7040 N Highway 59,
Merced, CA 95341

Billy Wright Landfill
17173 Billy Wright Road,
Los Banos, CA 93635

American Avenue Landfill
18950 W American Ave, 
Kerman, CA 93630

Kettleman Landfill
35251 Old Skyline Rd,
Kettleman City, CA 93239

More Information

Note: The statute (HSC 25150.7) and regulations (22 CCR 67386.1 et seq.) that allow treated wood waste to be handled with alternative management standards are due to expire after December 31, 2020. After that date, all hazardous treated wood waste (not exempted by HSC 25143.1.5 as utility generated) managed in California will have to be stored and manifested as hazardous waste and transported to class I hazardous waste landfills for disposal.