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Residential Recycling

Introducing Eastern Madera County Residential Recycling


Recycling, along with reducing and reusing the trash we produce, is an important component in the effort to preserve our natural resources and reduce environmental pollution. Curbside recycling is your chance to make a difference in our community for future generations with small adaptations to your everyday consumption and disposal habits. By sending less waste to the landfill today, we are building opportunities for a cleaner, brighter future for tomorrow.

Emadco is going to make recycling easy.

Simply throw all of your recyclables into the blue bin and we'll do the sorting for you.  

This is called single stream recycling.

What is single -stream recycling ?

Single stream recycling allows our customers the ease and convenience of placing all their acceptable recyclable materials into one cart (customers will be provided a cart). This easy recycling program reduces the amount of trash that enters our landfill.


Why is single-stream recycling being implemented?

Madera county approved a residential single stream recycling program to make recycling easy and convenient. Simply throw all of your recyclables into the blue bin and we'll do the sorting for you.


Will Emadco provide the single stream recycling cart?

Yes, When you sign up for service, you receive a 96 gallon blue recycling Toter.


Do I have to use the recycling cart provided by Emadco?
Can I use my own cart?

The new franchise agreement with Eastern Madera County residents requires that all customers use Emadco's trash and recycling carts. Customers will no longer be able to use their existing cans.


Can I opt out of the single stream recycling program?

No all customers will be provided a recycling cart. However participation is not mandatory.


How often will my recycling be picked up?

The 96 gallon recycling cart will be picked up every other week.  Please refer to your calendar for which weeks your house will be picked up.  


What are the benefits of single-stream recycling?

Fully containerized operations provide for increased sanitation,improved worker safety, neighborhood beautification and ease of use for the customer.


Where can I find more information about the recycling program and the new recycling container system?

Complete information about the county's recycling program is available on this website. For more information contact us.

Residential Recycling Guide - What Can & Can't go in the Blue Bin!



  • Newspapers

  • Magazines

  • Catalogs

  • Phone books

  • Cardboard

  • Milk cartons

  • Drink boxes

  • Scrap paper

  • Shredded paper

  • Clean pizza boxes


  • Milk, juice, and cooking oil jugs

  • Soda and water bottles

  • Plastic cups & bags

  • Household cleaning containers

  • Shampoo, lotion, and soap bottles

  • Margarine and ice cream tubs

  • Yogurt cups & frozen food containers

  • Clean plastic flower pots


  • Glass jars and bottles


  • Soda & juice aluminum cans

  • Clean tin/steel food cans

  • Aluminum foil, pie pans & trays

  • Metal jar lids in flattened cans

  • Copper, brass & aluminum

  • Empty aerosol cans

  • Newly emptied, clean latex paint cans

All Recyclables go in blue bin together, 
No sorting!
  • All plastic bottles, cups & tubs

  • Glass, bottles & jars

  • Aluminum/tin cans & foil

  • Mail, magazines & office paper

  • Phonebooks & newspapers

  • Food boxes & paper packaging

  • Cardboard




For more information contact us.
  • Styrofoam

  • Clothes

  • Needles or syringes

  • Food waste

  • Green Waste

  • Waxed cardboard

  • Windows & mirrors

  • Latex or plastic gloves

  • Tissue paper

  • Electronics

  • Diapers

  • Garden Hoses

  • PVC Pipe

  • Wire

  • Rope

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Regional Recycling Center

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