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Refuse Division

Refuse/Recycling Collection Regulations

The City of Hanford provides segregated refuse, greenwaste/organic and recyclable collection within the incorporated limits of the City and in designated county areas.

To sign up for Residential Collection Services, call the Finance department at 559-585-2510.

To sign up for Commercial Collection Services, call the Refuse department directly at 559-585-2550 and speak with the Recycling Coordinator.  They will work with you to develop an individualized refuse/recycle/organics program that will comply with State regulations.

Companies wishing to provide refuse/recycling services within the City of Hanford must obtain a Solid Waste Collection Permit found Here.

Types of Collection Services

Weekly residential curbside collection service is provided using three, 96-gallon, wheeled automated collection containers. (link to online residential brochure)

  • The green container is only for the disposal of greenwaste and food waste.
  • The blue container is only for recyclables.
  • The black container is only for refuse.

In an effort to better serve the community, the City of Hanford has modified the refuse collection schedule beginning September 14, 2020.  With the schedule modification, the City’s goal is to balance refuse routes and improve efficiency.

Click Here to see the map to determine your collection days.

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), Electronic Waste (E-Waste) and Universal Waste (U-Waste) should be kept separate from other refuse and recyclables.  HHW, E-Waste and U-Waste items should be brought to certified collection centers.  These items include: 

  • Chemical or powder cleaners;
  • Paint and solvents;
  • Landscape care chemicals or fertilizers;
  • Automotive parts or chemicals;
  • Electronic devices (anything that turns on and off) and
  • Batteries and fluorescent bulbs or tubes.

For information on Kings Waste and Recycling Authority HHW collection policies click the links below.

Used motor oil and filters should be taken to any local auto parts store for recycling.  Customers may be limited in the amount allowed.