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Recycling & Waste Management

Recycling is one of the best ways to have a positive impact on the world in which we live.  We must act fast as the amount of waste we create is increasing all the time.  Recycling is important as waste has a negative impact on the natural environment.  

By reducing, reusing, and recycling our waste, we are helping to create a cleaner and healthier              community for future generations.

Recycling at home, school, and or at the workplace can be easy and convenient. With single-stream recycling, you can place all your recyclables: newspaper, junk mail, magazines, office paper, milk and juice cartons and cardboard along with your plastic, metal and glass containers into one recycling can or bin.  No sorting of these type of recyclables is required in Visalia.

For more information on specific recycling services and programs please click below.   

Residential Recycling & Composting

Commercial Recycling & Composting

Multi-Family / Apartment Recycling

Electronic Waste Recycling

Residential Battery Recycling

Household Hazardous Waste Recycling

Sharps Recycling

Construction & Demolition Recycling






The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.   For more information please click a link: Drug Take Back Initiative, La Recolección De Medicinas.


All V.U.S.D. Elementary School sites in Visalia are participating in a district wide cafeteria waste diversion program.  This program helps to capture leftover cafeteria food from lunch and breakfast, paper lunch trays, milk cartons, napkins and other organic waste that can be diverted from local landfills by composting.   By assisting V.U.S.D. the City was successful in helping to develop internal collection programs that significantly reduced trash services and increased recycling and composting services throughout Visalia.


Household batteries make up 10% to 25% of our hazardous waste stream.  These types of batteries contain at least 22 toxic elements plus plastic and steel.  All of these elements can be recovered and used in the re-manufacturing of new batteries and other consumer products, including mercury, lead, cadmium, chromium, manganese, silver, selenium and acids.  The goal of this program is simple-divert as many household (dry-cell) batteries as possible from the landfills and incinerators.  With your assistance, collecting batteries for recycling or proper disposal reduces our exposure to these metals while reclaiming valuable resources. 

The City has numerous drop off locations throughout the City for your convenience.  Click Batteries to view a list of drop off locations and find the one closest to you.

Residential batteries including automotive batteries can be dropped off at the Household Hazardous Waste facility on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm.

UTILITY BILLING - Global Fathom is based in Arizona and is the City’s primary contact for utility services. Click on Global Fathom to go to their website.  Hours of operation for phone calls is 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., PST. Toll free number is: 855-203-1315.

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