About Us

MCAG is a Council of Governments with responsibility to manage and implement regional transportation, transit, and solid waste disposal services, while providing a public forum for cross-jurisdictional issues. The solid waste management part of the council of governments is called the Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority.

The 11-member MCAG Governing Board/Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority Board includes a supervisor from each of the five county districts and an elected official from each of the six incorporated cities located within the political boundary of Merced County, California. Incorporated cities are: Atwater, Dos Palos, Gustine, Livingston, Los Banos, and Merced.

One of the Authority's required programs of the Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan is the Source Reduction and Recycling (SRRE) Program. The Source Reduction and Recycling Program provides a county wide public education program that promotes awareness on the importance of participating in source reduction and recycling, and provides guidelines for these practices.

View or print the SRRE Policy

View or print the MERCED COUNTY REGIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT

Member Jurisdictions

Member jurisdictions include the cities of Atwater, Dos Palos, Gustine, Livingston, Los Banos, Merced, and the County of Merced.

Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority Board Members

 

Jim Price
Mayor, City of Atwater

jprice@atwater.org
Jerry Antonetti
Mayor, City of Dos Palos

jantonet@gmail.com
Joe Oliveira
Council Member, City of Gustine

oliveira_j@sbcglobal.net
Rodrigo Espinoza
Mayor, City of Livingston
respinoza@livingstoncity.com
Mike Villalta
Mayor, City of Los Banos
mike.villalta@losbanos.org
Stan Thurston
Mayor, City of Merced

thurstons@cityofmerced.org
Daron McDaniel
Supervisor District 3, Merced Co.

Dist3@co.merced.ca.us
Deidre Kelsey
Supervisor District 4, Merced Co.

Dist4@co.merced.ca.us
Jerald O'Banion
Supervisor District 5, Merced Co.

Dist5@co.merced.ca.us
John Pedrozo
Supervisor District 1, Merced Co.

Dist1@co.merced.ca.us
Hub Walsh
Supervisor District 2, Merced Co.

Dist2@co.merced.ca.us
 

 

Integrated Waste Management Local Task Force (IWMLTF)

The purpose of the task force is to provide recommendations and comments to the Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority Board (MCRWMAB). Comments of the task force are intended to address the development of, and revisions to, the Authority's Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan (CIWMP).

IWMLTF meeting agendas, minutes, and a list of the current IWMLTF members can be found on the IWMLTF page at: www.mcagov.org/IWMLTF.html.

Diversion Rates / Statistics

How is Merced County doing with their recycling efforts?
View or print the Jurisdiction Diversion Rate Summary.pdf

Note: Due to SB 1016 (2008), diversion rates on annual reports fro 2007 and later are no longer required. CalRecycle now requires the per capita disposal rate per day (pounds disposed of per person, per day).

Contact Us

If you need recycling assistance, or if you have any questions regarding recycling, please call our recycling specialist at (209) 723-4481 extension 24.

You can also contact mercedrecycles.com via email at: MERCEDRECYCLES@mcrwma.org.

View Contact Information for the Merced County Refuse Disposal Franchise Areas.