Exclusive Service Area Program (ESAP)

  • In 2006, in order to meet State mandates to offset the amount of waste going to local area landfills, the County of Fresno began contracting out the hauling of green waste, mixed recyclables and solid waste, throughout the county. The County is currently serviced by 8 solid waste and recycling haulers in an Exclusive Service Area Program (ESAP) which helps to divert the County's solid waste going to landfills.
  • As a result, this has allowed for the County of Fresno to meet state-mandated diversion goals per capita of 5lbs. per person per day and per employment of 14.2lbs per person per day. We congratulate County residents for helping achieve this milestone!
  • As we continue forward, Fresno County along with other counties in California, are required to meet a state mandated 75% reduction of solid waste. It is important to do our part to reduce, reuse and recycle!

  • Senate Bill 1383

  • On September 19, 2016, the State of California enacted Senate Bill 1383. SB 1383 called for a 75 percent reduction in landfilled organic waste, namely food waste, by 2025. To achieve this, SB 1383 mandated organic waste collection in every jurisdiction.
  • On March 28, 2023, in order to meet compliance with SB 1383 regulations, the Fresno County Board of Supervisors approved an amendment to the ESAP Agreements. This amendment established organic waste collection services countywide in specified areas required to comply with SB 1383.
  • Accordingly, effective September 1, 2023, designated census tracts in Fresno County will have organic waste service implemented going forward and will see an increase in service rates. Within those tracts, specific areas with two-container only service historically will see a greater increase to account for increased costs to implement new green container service.



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