Refuse and Recycling

Refuse / Recycling Collection

The City of Exeter has contracted with Sunset Waste Systems to provide comprehensive recycling and waste collection services.

If you are a new resident of Exeter and wish to sign up for refuse/recycling collection services or change your existing service address please call City Hall at 559.592.3710.

CONTAINERS MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE CURB ON THE SAME DAY THEY ARE EMPTIED.

Types of Collection Services

Weekly curbside collection services are provided using three 96 gallon wheeled collection containers.

The green container is to be used only for disposal of green waste.

The brown container is to be used for refuse disposal only.

The blue container is to be used for recyclables only.

Residents are encouraged to recycle the following materials:

NewsprintOffice paperCardboardPlastic filmTin/steel cans
Mixed paperMagazinesChipboardGlass containersAluminum cans
Junk mailTelephone booksPlastic #1-5 & #7BottlesSmall metal appliances

Collection of Used Motor Oil

Single-family residents may place their used motor oil and motor oil filters in a sealed container next to their blue recycling cart for weekly collection.

Collection of Used Automotive Batteries

Additionally, single-family residents may also place their automotive batteries next to their blue recycling cart for weekly collection.

Leaf Pick-Up Program

During the fall of each year the leaf machine makes its rounds through the city picking up leaves from the streets.  Leaves should be arranged in rows without obstructing the gutter or drainage openings.  Please do not put branches or other debris with the leaves.

Leaf pick-up normally starts November 15th and ends around January 15th.  After January 15th your leaves should be placed in your green waste container.

Annual Spring Clean Up Event  (Specific dates to be announced)

Exeter residents living within the city limits are encouraged to take advantage of this annual spring clean up event to get rid of unwanted items.  The City of Exeter's Public Works Department accepts old couches, mattresses, appliances, green waste or other junk at the city's Corporation Yard located at 350 W. Firebaugh.  During this week long event, the Corporation Yard will be open from 7:30 AM. to 3:00 P.M. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.  For your convenience we will be open Thursday and Friday from 7:30 AM to 6:30 P.M.

A driver's license and current water bill will be required to verify residency as dumping privileges are reserved for residents living within the city limits who receive trash service.  Residents will be allowed two visits and will be limited to a maximum of a 1 ton vehicle and trailer per visit.

To expedite the unloading of vehicles, we ask that you separate metal, green waste, cardboard, newspaper, appliances, computers and other materials.  Palm leaves are not considered green waste and must be dumped in the designated trash area.  Cement, tires, paint, chemicals and asphalt will not be accepted.

Annual Green Waste Event  (Specific dates to be announced)

Exeter residents living within the city limits are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to recycle yard trimmings, grass clippings, leaves, wood and lumber scraps.

The City of Exeter's Public Works Department accepts green waste at the city's Corporation Yard located at 350 W. Firebaugh.  The yard will be open from 7:30 AM. to 3:00 P.M.

A driver's license and current water bill will be required to verify residency as dumping privileges are reserved for residents living within the City limits who receive trash service.

This event is for green waste only.  Palm fronds, bamboo and yucca trees will not be accepted.

Additional Recycling Opportunities and E-Waste Drop-Off

The Exeter Community Recycling/Buy Back Center, located in front of 350 W. Firebaugh, provides additional recycling opportunities for the residents of Exeter.  The center also accepts e¬waste which provides residents with a means of safely getting rid of their old computers, monitors, television sets, and other out-dated, unusable or unwanted electronic items by proper recycling.

Christmas Tree Drop-Off

The City of Exeter offers an annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program.  You can drop off you tree at the City Corporation Yard located at 350 W. Firebaugh from December 26th through January 15th.  NO NAILS, WOODEN OR METAL BASES; NO LIGHTS OR ORNAMENTS.  FLOCKED TREES OK.

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