Public Works - Solid Waste

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Christmas Tree Disposal

Mono County Solid Waste recycles clean Christmas trees into wood chips for use as biomass for heat generation and /or mulch cover. If your tree has excessive nails, tinsel or foreign material it will be considered as "dirty".

$5.00 - Minimum Tipping Fee (This is the majority of trees).

$17.25 / Ton - For small trees, tree limbs or trunks under 18" in diameter.

$74.00 / Ton - For "dirty" or large trees.


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Mono County operates 7 disposal facilities, 3 of which are active landfills. To find out additional information about each facility, what is accepted, hours of operation and other information, follow links below.
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Mono County provides 6 recycling facilities within the county. These facilities are extensions of our Transfer Stations, where separated recyclables can be dropped off, and transported to processing centers.
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Carpet and carpet pad recycling is now avilable at Benton Crossing Landfill

Carpet must be delivered dry and free of debris, and loaded into the recycling container.

The cost is $5 per load for carpet that is recycled, and $74/ton for carpet disposed of as Construction and Demolition waste. This creates tremendous savings for the effort. 

For additional information on the effort that is funding this important recycling effort, visit

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On November 8, 2016 the voters of California approved SB 270, the so-called "Plastic Bag Ban" that applies to certain stores throughout the state.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Bill are included below. 

Additional information from CalRecycle can be located at:

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Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Solid Waste system in Mono County, along with links to additional resources.

The Solid Waste Task Force is a diverse group of citizens with a stake in the operations of the Solid Waste Program in Mono County. The group is governed by a set of bylaws that were adopted in May 2015 by both the Mono County Board of Supervisors as well as the Town of Mammoth Lakes Town Council.