The Natural Resource Conservation Division (559-713-4532) provides guidance, education, and management of the City’s natural resources for the benefit of Visalia’s citizens and businesses to meet State recycling mandates. Additionally, the Division operates the Visalia Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center in partnership with Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency.
Click on a link below to learn about other conservation programs available here in Visalia:
Holiday Tree Recyling
On Tuesday December 26th the City of Visalia's Solid Waste Division will set up drop off locations throughout the city to help residents recycle/compost their used holiday trees. Drop off sites will be open to the public until Friday January 5, 2024. To find a drop off site near you please click on Holiday Tree Recycling. Thank you for properly disposing of your used holiday trees.
Visalia residents are invited to take compost with them for free. The processed compost material is generated from local businesses and residences, and is being made available to Visalia residences that participate in Dump On Us events. If you would like to take compost home with you for your yard/garden projects please plan to bring bags, shovels, etc. to collect your compost while supplies last. For more information, please call 559-713-4532 to schedule a date and time to pick up your free compost. (Note: limit of one load per event during Dump On US events).
Tulare County residents are encouraged to recycle their old mattresses and box springs at no-cost at the City of Visalia Corporation Yard located at 335 N. Cain St., during regular Household Hazardous Waste hours of operation (8am to 1p every Saturday). Click Mattress Recycling for more information.
Beginning on January 1, 2022, SB-1383 requires certain food generators to prevent food from being landfilled or composted by increasing donations to food programs. The law is designed to reduce the production of methane, which contributes to climate change, and will help the state achieve set climate targets. For more information please click SB-1383.
HELP YOUR TREES SURVIVE DURING DROUGHT
Trees and water are both precious resources. Trees make our houses feel like home–they also improve property values, clean our water & air, and even make our streets safer & quieter. When we water wisely and maintain our trees carefully, we enjoy a wide range of benefits at a low cost and with little effort. Trees are an important part of any community, not only from the joy it brings, but the quality of life that it provides. Trees positively alter our environment, reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality, protect the land, provide us food, create oxygen, and sustain life. As our climate changes we need to protect our trees, adapt to our changing environment, and make choices that benefit us while preserving our water resources. The California Urban Forest Council offers tips on how you can help your trees survive during a drought. For more information, click on Trees.
The City of Visalia Utility Billing is handled in house by City of Visalia staff. You can learn more at Utility Billing.
Hours of operation for the City of Visalia Utility Billing Center are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 559-713-4499 or in-person from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at City Hall West, located at 707 W. Acequia.
Online Payment Portal: https://covbill.visalia.city