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Solid Waste, Recycling and Street Sweeping

Don Dorman
Acting Public Works Director
3981 South "K" Street
Tulare, CA 93274
(559) 684-4318
(559) 685-2378 (fax)

Frank Rodriguez
Solid Waste Manager
(559) 684-4328

Temporary Bin Rental (559) 684-4325

The Solid Waste/Street Sweeping Division is responsible for the collection and disposal of commercial and domestic refuse, green waste and recyclables generated within the boundaries of the City. This division provides bi-weekly service to residential accounts and as required to commercial accounts. In addition to the regularly scheduled service, a special haul service is provided, on request, for hard to handle materials. Salvageable cardboard is collected regularly throughout the commercial areas for recycling purposes by licensed private contractors. Residential refuse is taken to a recycling center located northeast of Tulare for removal of recyclables from the waste stream. Also taken to various processing facilities is a "dry route" from the commercial pick-ups that has been identified as having a large amount of recyclables in the waste. Other commercial routes continue to dispose of collected materials at the county owned landfill nine miles southeast of Tulare. The Solid Waste service operates under the direction of the Board of Public Utilities. This division is also responsible for street sweeping operations which, like solid waste collection, contributes to the overall cleanliness and sanitary condition of this city.