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The Public Advised to NOT Flush Disinfecting Wipes, Paper Towels down Toilet – Throw Them Away instead State ’s Wastewater Treatment Plants May get Overwhelmed, Consumers may face In-home Plumbing backups and Blockages.

Important news advisory from the California State Water Resource Control Board concerning disposal of disinfecting wipes and paper towels.

 California Water Board News Advisory

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.

Mandatory Commercial Recycling

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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.

Fairmead Landfill

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 Facility 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


North Fork Transfer Station 

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.

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.


               Valley Area, below 1000' elevationCOVID-19 Redrock Office Closure Notice

                   Red Rock Environmental Group
                   (559) 665-7300

                    Pay your bill online at 








Mountain Area, above 1000' elevation

Emadco Disposal, Inc.
40287 Oak Park Way
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-4680

Effective Monday, April 6, 2020
Hours of Operation: 8 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday
Emadco Hours of Operation Modification and Payment Information


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

Madera Disposal System, Inc.

Recycling Information 

Effective April 2, 2020 Redrock Environmental Group Due to COVID-19, we will no longer accept walk-in visits to our customer service office. Customers are encouraged to make payments online or over the phone. For cash, money order, and check payments, we have a secure drop box on site that will be collected daily. For more information call 559-665-7300

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