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  • Emadco Disposal Services

    1/4 Have a Recycling Question? About Recycling FAQs Contact Us Pay Bill Online Emadco staff will be hosting an organic recycling information & education workshop on Friday 2nd of June, 12:00pm - 2:00pm 40287 Oak Park Way, Oakhurst All business owners & the public are welcome to attend the event. Free drinks will be provided during the event. Safety remains our #1 priority at Emadco Disposal. If attending a workshop please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Madera County approves adjustment to solid waste disposal fees at Fairmead Landfill and North Fork Transfer Station Read County Letter FREE HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF Saturday June 24 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Yosemite High School 50200 High School Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644 Click image to download a pdf of this document. Mandatory Organics Recycling Law Download Madera County AB1826 Business Compliance Verification Form Click here for more Information County approval of 2021-2022 Emadco rates Read County Letter

  • Residential Collection | Emadco Disposal

    Residential Collection EMADCO has been providing courteous and dependable curbside collection to homes in Eastern Madera County for over 50 years. Using modern automated collection vehicles, our safe and Friendly drivers provide dependable waste and recycling collection. When you sign up for EMADCO's basic Residential Service you will be provided with: ​ a 64 gallon black trash container (toter) that gets serviced weekly a 96 gallon blue recycling container (toter) that will be picked up every two weeks. Our intricate recycling process begins the moment we collect your discarded materials. After being picked up from your location the materials are taken down to a recycling facility to be sorted. Sorted materials are then distributed to mills and manufactures worldwide for remanufacturing. Keeping your waste out of the landfill helps Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators; Conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals; Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials; Saves energy; Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change; Helps sustain the environment for future generations; Helps create new well-paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States. Please contact our office for pricing and service dates for your area (559) 683-4680 Cancellation policy - If at any time after the first three months you need to cancel your service it us your responsibility to contact the office and schedule your last day of service. At that time we will also schedule a time to pick up the black and blue toters. The set has a cost of $170.25 that will be billed to you if the set is not returned at end of service. HOLIDAY SERVICE - EMADCO disposal is only closed for three holidays a year. The holidays are Christmas, New Years and Thanksgiving. If your pick up day falls on one of these days your trash will be picked up the following day. The holiday schedule will be available on our website, feel free to call the office to clarify your pick up day during the holiday season. You may also contact our office at (559)683-4680 at any time for any questions. Maximum Weight Limits: 64 gallon carts: 175 lbs 96 gallon carts: 250 lbs "To avoid exceeding the weight limitation of the cart, or causing possible damage to the cart or collection vehicle, do not place rocks, concrete, bricks or dirt inside carts. Any items placed within the cart must fall out easily when the cart is being serviced. Please do not overfill or tightly pack items into the cart. If the cart exceeds the weight limitation, the driver will attempt service and will notify the resident of the problem by leaving a "Non-Collection Notice" attached to the cart. However, if we are unable to empty the cart, the cart will be tagged as "overweight".

  • Compost Workshop | emadcodisposal

    Compost Workshop Madera Community College Three Sisters Demonstration Garden, adjacent to the north Parking Lot. 30277 Ave. 12, Madera, CA 93638 Saturday, Sept. 24th, 2022 9:00–11:00 A.M. Join UCCE Master Gardener and Master Composter Randy Thomson, who will introduce hot style, cold style and worms to compost yard trimmings and kitchen scraps. 1/2 Bring a hat, water, folding chair, note pad and/or smart phone to take pics.

  • Scholarship Opportunity | Emadco Disposal

    Attention YHS Students! Emadco is offering a $500 Scholarship The aim of the EMADCO Disposal scholarship is to "Promote the art and science of recycling through research, sponsorship, technical assistance and educational programs for the purpose of advancing the industry." ​ Eligibility : Must be a senior student. Must attend a university or four year college. ​ Requirements: The applicants record of scholastic achievement. The applicants record of community service. Up to three letters of recommendation. An essay about why your field should be considered for a recycling scholarship. The essay must have some relation to solid waste issues such as : Litter prevention or litter processing, composting, environmental protection or environmental clean up methodologies and recycling technologies or ideas.

  • Pay Online | Emadco Disposal

    Online Payments Existing Users Please Login Online Payment New users please register your account Click on link for Online Payment. On the Welcome screen click on "Register My Account." Input both your name and account number. (exactly as they shows on your statements). Click Find my Account Do not enter any other information or you will get an error saying your account cannot be verified and you will have to start over.

  • Backyard Composting | Emadco Disposal

    Backyard Composting What is Composting and Why is Composting Important? Composting is a natural process by which organic materials decompose. Composting is nature’s way of recycling organic material such as leaves, grass clippings, twigs, fruits, and vegetables into a dark, crumbly, earthy-smelling soil conditioner. By concentrating the activity in one place and balancing food, air, and water, compost happens faster. Remember, composting is just another form of recycling. When you compost, you are tapping into the natural nutrient cycle. In nature, organic waste from plants and animals is recycled by decomposition. Composting is controlling that decomposition to speed it up and produce a stable and odorless material for plants to use. ​ Organic waste material, like yard clippings and food scraps, can be given “new life” through composting. Finished compost is a wonderful soil amendment that improves texture and adds important nutrients into the soil in your garden, creating healthy, thriving plants. From tomatoes to tulips, compost keeps your garden growing strong! If residents compost their yard and kitchen waste, we can go a long way toward satisfying California’s challenging goal of a 75% total reduction in waste. What can I compost? Yard waste, such as fallen leaves, grass clippings, weeds, garden plants remnants, and kitchen scraps make excellent compost. However, care must be taken when composting kitchen scraps. Meats, bones, and fatty foods (such as cheese, salad dressing, and leftover cooking oil) do not belong in the bin. Place those items in the garbage. 50% Greens are fresh organic materials that serve as sources of nitrogen. Greens are the primary energy source of the active microorganisms, and are useful as a supplementary source of moisture in the pile. Greens include fresh yard trimmings, fresh grass clippings, fresh or moldy fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grinds, tea leaves, breads, certain types of manure. 50% Browns are dried or dead organic materials that serve as sources of carbon. Browns are useful for retaining moisture, creating small air pockets, and supporting a more diverse community of decomposers in the pile. Browns include woody materials, dead or dried yard debris, chopped branches and twigs, bark, straw, sawdust, coffee filters, tea bags, shredded paper and paper products. Air is essential for a sweet, earthy-smelling compost pile. Turning your compost pile regularly will help to inhibit the growth of odor-causing anaerobic bacteria, and will result in faster decomposition. Water helps ensure efficient processing of organics. Ideally, the pile is kept as moist as a wrung out sponge. Too little moisture will inhibit decomposition, but too much water can produce smelly, anaerobic conditions. Organic wastes, such as food waste and yard waste, make up 25 to 50% of what people throw away. While you may not be able to compost all of the organic waste you generate, composting can significantly cut down on your overall trash. When we throw away yard and food waste, it decomposes in a landfill and releases methane gas, a potent greenhouse gas. While most landfills have technology to capture much of this methane, eliminating the gas at its source is even better. Other Benefits of Composting: Saves you money by replacing store-bought soil conditioners Helps garden and house plants by improving the fertility and health of your soil Saves water by helping the soil hold moisture and reducing water runoff Benefits the environment by recycling valuable organic resources, reducing transport and processing of materials, and reducing waste to our landfills Benefits of Composting Getting Started Composting can be practiced in any home, apartment, or townhouse. Identify a place in your yard that is out of the way but accessible to deposit yard and food waste. Make sure you can reach this location with a garden hose. There are many ways to construct a compost bin starting from the very simple - a pile on the ground to the fancy store bought composting bin with aeration holes and turning mechanism. Most people choose to construct a simple box form out of old lumber or pallets with slats spaced apart for adequate ventilation. This is cheap and keeps with the reuse theme. Now start creating a pile of vegetation. Try for a 2:1 ratio of brown materials (dried leaves, woody material, etc.) and green materials (food scraps, grass, etc.). Add enough water so that the pile is evenly moistened, like a damp sponge. Turn the pile weekly or when you notice the top layer start to dry out. A good pitchfork is recommended, as it is easier to use than a shovel. Depending on variables such a temperature, moisture content, and how often you turn the pile, you could get a rich compost material as soon as a month or as long as a year. There are varieties of problems that you may experience while composting. Follow the guide below to solve your problem! Avoid the Usual Pitfalls There are times when you may experience an odor emanating from your compost or many flies surrounding it. This is usually due to not immediately covering food waste deposited into the pile. When food waste is added, be sure to turn the pile immediately, or add some fresh leaves or grass on top of it. This will keep the odors and flies away. Remember, smaller bits of greenwaste decompose faster than large pieces. If you continually have large quantities of greenwaste to compost, you might consider the purchase of a chipper/shredder to grind your greenwaste into finer particles. Are Worms Ok? After a while, you may notice that worms are starting to populate your compost pile. Good job! That is an indicator that you have a good compost mix going on and the worms are happy to be there. Redworms are great at recycling decomposing organic matter into rich humus. They generate nutrient rich worm castings, which improve soil fertility and structure. You can jump-start your worm populations by purchasing redworms at most local nurseries, bait shops or over the internet. What is Grasscycling? Grasscycling is the natural recycling of grass by leaving clippings on the lawn when mowing. They decompose quickly and release valuable nutrients back into the soil. Additional Resources and Information The following websites, videos, and books offer additional information that will be helpful in your composting adventures. Many other composting videos and websites are available so do your research so that you can become the ultimate backyard composter. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment. They offer a range of helpful tips including composting at home. Be sure to visit the EPA’s Composting at Home website as it provides guidance, information, and troubleshooting on composting. California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) CalRecycle brings together the state’s recycling and waste management programs and continues a tradition of environmental stewardship. Please be sure to check out CalRecycle’s tips on household composting, Home Gardening, and composting bins. CalRecycle also has a great guidance document on building your own composting bin. Composting Videos Whether you are composting in a composting bin or simply starting a compost pile, many tutorial videos online can assist you. We have provided a few for you here. How to Make Compost: Presented by Lowe's (2:24 min) Composting 101: Presented by Grow Organic (3:54 min) Composting Websites Smartphone Apps Search in the App Store or Google Play if you want to use an app for composting! Home Composting for Organic Composters Compost Works The Master Composter – Guide to Composting at Home – Organic Gardening Guru – Compost Mania – Books The Rodale Book of Composting: Easy Methods for Every Gardener – The essential guide to composting for all gardeners and environmentally conscious people. By Grace Gershuny, Deborah L. Martin ​ The Complete Compost Gardening Guide – The authors’ bountiful, compost-rich gardens require less digging, weeding, mulching, and even less planting. By Deborah L. Martin, Barbara Pleasant ​ Composting: A Practical Step by Step Guide – The guide explains the benefits of composting – to the environment and to your own garden – and describes exactly how composting works. By Victoria Heywood ​ Home Composting Made Easy – Fully illustrated with step-by-step, no-nonsense instructions and state-of-the-art advice by gardening and compost experts. By C. Forrest McDowell, PhD, Tricia Clark-McDowell ​ Composting: An Easy Household Guide – A full-color guide for both beginners and experienced composters, with an A–Z reference section. By Nicky Scott Click image to download a pdf of this document. Information courtesy of Kern County Public Works Department

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal | Emadco Disposal

    Eastern Madera County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off E/Waste This site accepts electronic waste including: Television, Computers, VCRs, Cell Phones, Computer Accessories and other electronic waste. Appliances also accepted. North Fork Transfer Station (559) 877-4200 The transfer station also accepts tires for a charge. Disposal of Sharps Emadco Disposal 40287 Oak Park Way, Oakhurst CA 93610 (559) 683-4680 North Fork transfer station 33699 Road 427, North Fork, CA 93643 (559) 877-4200 Oil Recycling Eagle Quick Lube 40179 Enterprise Drive #G, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559) 676-2300 Dan’s Auto Center 49329 Golden Oak Loop, Oakhurst CA 93644 (559) 683-6006 Valvoline Instant Oil Change 40144 Enterprise Dr. #B, Oakhurst, CA 93644 Click image to download a pdf of this document. Paint Care Ace Hardware 40596 Westlake Dr., Oakhurst, CA 93644 (559) 683-7117 Canyon Fork Ace Hardware 29181 Auberry Rd., Pranter, CA 93651 (559) 855-8348 Dry Cell Battery Drop Off We are now able to accept all used rechargeable and non-rechargeable dry cell batteries Emadco Disposal 40287 Oak Park Way, Oakhurst CA 93610 (559) 683-4680 Drop-off available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. This service is free and available to all EMADCO customers. Disposal of Unwanted Medications County Sheriff’s Substation - Oakhurst 48267 Liberty Drive, Oakhurst (559) 642-3201 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. This site accepts controlled and non-controlled substance medications. Visit for a full list of accepted and prohibited items.

  • Eco World | Emadco Disposal

    Eco World Help do your part at keeping your community green! Oakhurst is welcoming Eco World to their community. Eco World is a local company that works hard at keeping all clothing and shoes out of landfills. Eco World then works with local churches, nonprofits, charities, and thrifts to provide with product as well as being an outlet for products that can not be used. Download flyer with this information 116kb PDF Click image to download a pdf of this document. Why Donate, clothing and shoes? Did you know clothing and shoes are the top contaminated items in our landfills? Instead of throwing unwanted items in the trash. Eco World can use them to help local charities, churches, and thrifts by providing needed items. Once these organizations have reached capacity Eco World can also take unused items off their hands. Eco World then uses unneeded items to ship to countries that do not have access to manufactures. Even items that are too worn out can be recycled and turned into carpet padding and insulation. ​ What does Eco World Accept? Eco World donation bins accept all clothing, shoes, backpacks, purses, and belts, regardless of condition as long as they are not wet or moldy. Everything is used and nothing is put in our landfills. ​ Where can I find Eco World Donation Bins? Eco World currently has a donation bin at 40287 Oak Park Way, Oakhurst CA. We are currently growing in the mountain community so keep an eye out for the green donation bins.

  • Residential Collection | Emadco Disposal

    On-Call Bins On Call Bins are 2 or 3 yard dumpsters that stay on your property all year long. If you choose this service there is a monthly rental fee of the dumpster. When your bin is full and ready to be exchanged, you simply call one of our friendly front desk staff and request an exchange. The dumpster is only dumped or exchanged upon your request, and at that time your account is charged a fee. Locking bins as well as bear bins are available for an additional fee. The On-Call service requires a one year contract.

  • Bulky Waste Drop Off | Emadco Disposal

    Bulky Waste Drop Off As an added convenience to our customers EMADCO accepts most household bulky items. Items such as water heaters, refrigerators (must have Freon removed), washers, dryers, toilets are able to be dropped off at our office for a nominal charge. Appliance Tankless Mini Frig/Compactors Washer/Dryer Trip Charge 10-49 Gallon Water Heater Refrigerator/Freezer Vacuum Pallets 50-99 Gallon Water Heater Mattress Furniture Toilets 100+ Gallon Water Heater We do not take TV’s Tires Microwaves

  • Business Recycling | Emadco Disposal

    Business Recycling Requires all businesses that generate four or more cubic yards of garbage per week and multi-family dwellings with five or more units to recycle. Mandatory Recycling AB341 Governor Brown signed legislation AB341 which increases the state of California's waste diversion goal from 50 percent to 75 percent. The law requires California commercial enterprises and public entities that generate four or more cubic yards per week of waste, and multi-family housing complexes (such as apartment buildings and mobile home parks) with five or more units to adopt recycling practices. The purpose of the law is to : Reduce garbage heading to the landfills Reduce greenhouse gas emissions Conserve resources and increase the availability of materials for recycled-content manufactures Compliance with AB341 is easy with Emadco All of us at Emadco recognize that change can be disruptive, especially to your business and your bottom line. This is why Emadco is proud to be working along side our AB341 customers to make the transition to greener , cleaner waste disposal practices simple , cost efficient and seamless. Emadco brings over 40 years of industry knowledge to work for you by utilizing our relationships with county government and CalRecycle to ensure that we are up to date with current guidelines and able to provide the services and documentation you need to meet and exceed AB341 requirements. *Emadco offers commercial collection for all businesses on a Monday through Saturday basis. Recycling is the law To make sure you are in compliance with AB341 please contact Emadco Click image to download a pdf of this document. To learn more about AB341 law visit the CalRecycle website Follow them on Business Recycling Guide - What Can & Can't go in the Recycling Dumpster! State Law now requires all businesses that accumulate 4 or more cubic yards of weekly waste to recycle. Emadco is offering free recycling audits, which involves closely reviewing a work location’s overall waste stream to identify material that can be recycled. The information gained from the analysis will provide Emadco with the information needed to create a comprehensive recycling program that specifically meets your company’s needs. For customers looking to become compliant with the state mandated AB341 Law please contact our recycling manager . All Recyclables go in recycling dumpster, 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 YES Paper Newspapers Magazines Catalogs Phone books Cardboard Milk cartons Drink boxes Scrap paper Shredded paper Clean pizza boxes Plastic 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 Glass jars and bottles Metal 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 NO WHEN IN DOUBT, LEAVE IT OUT! 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 Click image to download a pdf of this document. Commercial Recycling Collection We believe that sending reusable resources to the landfill is not only bad for the environment, it is bad for business. By working with us, you not only increase revenue, you also make a strong statement to your customers and staff that you care about the environment. Our extensive waste audits and ongoing support provide your staff with tools they need to make your program work. Regional Recycling Center

  • Battery Drop-Off | Emadco Disposal

    Battery Drop-0ff We are now able to accept all used rechargeable and non-rechargeable dry cell batteries This service is free and available to all EMADCO customers. Drop-off available in our office during normal business hours.

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