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Mandatory commercial and organics recycling required for many businesses in Turlock
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For businesses in Turlock that generate four cubic yards of waste per week, it is required to have both a recycling and organics recycling program to separate and properly dispose of such materials. Businesses that have a self-haul program for recyclables must inform the Municipal Services Department by filling out a questionnaire, which is available on the City’s website at or at 156 S. Broadway, Ste. 270. To start organics recycling service, businesses should contact Turlock Scavenger at (209) 668-7274.


Aluminum and tin cans (must be rinsed free of food contamination), plastic bottles and jugs, cardboard, mixed paper and newspaper are all items that should be placed in the recycling bin. Materials should not be enclosed in a plastic bag before placing them in the bin and plastic caps and lids should be removed from containers.


Organic material includes: food scraps and leftovers, food-soiled paper products, plants, leaves, flowers and landscape vegetation.

To find out more about the City’s recycling and organics requirements and the services available, visit the City’s website at or call the Municipal Services Department at (209) 668-5590. To start recycling or organics recycling service, call Turlock Scavenger at (209) 668-7274.

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Recycled water fill station now open: The City of Turlock now offers recycled water free of charge to approved residential users and for a small fee to commercial users. To find out more about obtaining authorization, visit the City of Turlock’s website at or by calling Municipal Services at (209) 668-5590.