Solid Waste & Recycling
Solid Waste Services and Rates
The Town of Mammoth Lakes entered into a 20-year franchise agreement with Mammoth Disposal Company to provide all solid waste collection and processing services on behalf of the Town. The agreement went into effect on October 1, 2020. The Town Council adopted Solid Waste Rates for 2021-2026.
Condominium and Business Recycling Program
Town of Mammoth Lakes (TOML) and Mammoth Disposal Company (MD) are excited to announce the expansion of current condominium, commercial, and recreational area recycling programs in the Town of Mammoth Lakes. TOML and MD are working on a grant-funded project to expand condominium programs and to increase and improve commercial recycling programs within the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
Mammoth Disposal Company is working in partnership with the Town of Mammoth Lakes and the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to provide convenient recycling opportunities for both visitors and residents of Mammoth Lakes. Thanks to a $211,732 grant from CalRecycle, the project will be able to expand current condo programs by providing outdoor bear-proof recycling containers to condominiums and apartment complexes. SCP will also be expanding and improving their commercial recycling programs by upgrading their business recycling container fleet to bear proof models. Mammoth Disposal will utilize funds to purchase equipment to increase efficiency at their recycling center in Mammoth Lakes. The aim of the project is to provide the bear-proof containers and other equipment necessary to launch successful recycling programs within the community that benefits guests, residents and wildlife.
Sign-up for Condo or Commercial recycling service
Please contact Mammoth Disposal Company at https://www.mammothdisposal.com/ to sign up for service.
Check out how much you'll save using the CalRecycle Climate Calculator!
AB 341 Information
A State of California Bill (AB 341) directed by CalRecycle mandating commercial recycling within the State of California went into effect July 1, 2012. The Town of Mammoth Lakes provides education and outreach to help the community comply with regulations.
The goal of AB 341 is to increase the statewide recycling rates to 75% by 2020. On July 1, 2012, regulations stated that businesses and public entities that generate four cubic yards or more of waste per week and Multi-Family units of five or more be required to recycle. The purpose of this law is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting commercial solid waste to recycling efforts and expand opportunities for additional recycling services and recycling manufacturing facilities in California.
Additional information provided by CalRecycle that addresses AB 341 can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions document.
The TOML and MD are taking active steps to assist businesses and multi-family residences to comply with new and existing regulations.
The following recycling programs are currently available within the TOML:
- Commercial cardboard recycling
- Restaurant and bar programs
- Lodging and hospitality programs
- Business recycling
- Multi-family/Apartment recycling
- Office recycling
- Residential recycling
- Aluminum, plastic, and glass
- Used oil and batteries
Some of the benefits of recycling identified by CalRecycle are creating jobs in California, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, keeping valuable materials out of landfills, and creating a healthy environment for the community and future generations by recovering natural resources.
How the Multi-Family Recycling Program Works
Mammoth Disposal Company is working on a grant-funded project to deliver comprehensive recycling programs to condominium complexes in the Eastern Sierra. This joint effort between Mammoth Disposal Company, the Town of Mammoth Lakes and CalRecycle provides a unique opportunity for multi-family residential locations to set up their facilities with professional and effective recycling infrastructure at no cost while supplies last.
MD provides costly bear proof recycling systems at no cost to local complexes.
Affordable program implementation allows complexes to reduce environmental impacts with no set up expenses. The Mammoth Disposal Company conducts a free on-site analysis of your complex, then creates an implementation plan and delivers the recycling infrastructure needed to start an efficient and effective recycling program for your Mammoth Lakes location.
What You Need to Know About...
- Multi-Family Recycling
- Business Recycling
- How the Multi-Family Recycling Program Works
- Household Hazardous Waste
List of Local Recyclers
Contact: Glen Long
Phone: (760) 934-2201
Address: 59 Commerce Drive
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Contact: Jeannie McCamish
Phone: (760) 920-0022
Address: P.O. Box 100 PMB 353
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546