Refuse and Recycling

Refuse / Recycling Collection

The City of Exeter has contracted with Mid Valley Disposal to provide comprehensive recycling and waste collection services.

If you are a new resident of Exeter and wish to sign up for refuse/recycling collection services or change your existing service address please call City Hall at 559.592.3710.


Types of Collection Services

Weekly curbside collection services are provided using three 96 gallon wheeled collection containers.

The green container is to be used only for disposal of green waste.

The brown container is to be used for refuse disposal only.

The blue container is to be used for recyclables only.

Residents are encouraged to recycle the following materials:

Newsprint Office paper Cardboard Plastic film Tin/steel cans
Mixed paper Magazines Chipboard Glass containers Aluminum cans
Junk mail Telephone books Plastic #1-5 & #7 Bottles Small metal appliances

Collection of Used Motor Oil

Single-family residents may place their used motor oil and motor oil filters in a sealed container next to their blue recycling cart for weekly collection.

Collection of Used Automotive Batteries

Additionally, single-family residents may also place their automotive batteries next to their blue recycling cart for weekly collection.

Leaf Pick-Up 

Like other surrounding cities, the City of Exeter does not offer leaf leaf pick up services. Leaves should be placed in your green waste container. 

Leaf pick-up normally starts November 15th and ends around January 15th.  After January 15th your leaves should be placed in your green waste container.

Annual Clean Up Events  (Specific dates to be announced)

The City of Exeter hosts two annual clean up events. The first event is held during the month of April and the second event is held during the month of October. Exeter residents living within the city limits are encouraged to take advantage of these low cost opportunities to get rid of unwanted items such as old couches, mattresses, appliances, green waste or other junk at the city’s Corporation Yard located at 350 W. Firebaugh.  During this three day events (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday), the Corporation Yard will be open from 7:30 AM. to 3:00 P.M. 

A driver’s license and current water bill will be required to verify residency as dumping privileges are reserved for residents living within the city limits who receive trash service.  A $5.00 per load fee will be charged.

To expedite the unloading of vehicles, we ask that you separate metal, green waste, cardboard, newspaper, appliances, computers and other materials.  Palm leaves are not considered green waste and must be dumped in the designated trash area.  Cement, tires, paint, chemicals and asphalt will not be accepted.

Additional Recycling Opportunities and E-Waste Drop-Off

The Exeter Community Recycling/Buy Back Center, located in front of 350 W. Firebaugh, provides additional recycling opportunities for the residents of Exeter.  The center also accepts e¬waste which provides residents with a means of safely getting rid of their old computers, monitors, television sets, and other out-dated, unusable or unwanted electronic items by proper recycling.

Christmas Tree Drop-Off

The City of Exeter offers an annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program.  You can drop off your tree at the City Corporation Yard located at 350 W. Firebaugh from December 26th through January 15th.  NO NAILS, WOODEN OR METAL BASES; NO LIGHTS OR ORNAMENTS.  FLOCKED TREES OK.


location in tulare countyAs of the 2010 Census there were 10,334 residents in Exeter.   Additional demographic breakdowns should be available soon.   The remainder of the demographic data below comes from the previous census.

As of the 2000 Census there were  9,168 residents, 3,001 households, and 2,325 families residing in the city.  The population density was 4,110.9 people per square mile (1,587.3/km2).  There were 3,168 housing units at an average density of 1,420.5/sq mi (548.5/km2).  The racial makeup of the city was 69.73% White, 0.69% African American, 1.47% Native American, 1.30% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 23.20% from other races, and 3.57% from two or more races.  Hispanic or Latino of any race were 38.25% of the population.

There were 3,001 households out of which 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families.  18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.  The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older.  The median age was 30 years.  For every 100 females there were 92.9 males.  For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

entering on hwy 65The median income for a household in the city was $33,738, and the median income for a family was $37,033.  Males had a median income of $32,308 versus $27,371 for females.  The per capita income for the city was $13,795.  About 14.2% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.8% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.
Click here for the U.S. Census Bureau Fact Sheet from Census 2000.