REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

The Department of Recycling (DOR), a branch of CSET's Sequoia Community Corps (SCC), provides environmentally safe and convenient Beverage Container (CRV), Used Oil and Electronic Waste recycling services to the families, communities and businesses of Tulare and Kings Counties. Corpsmembers service all containers and operate multiple buyback centers. 

In addition to the various drop-off locations provided by the DOR, corpsmembers are also available to provide Recycling Education at your next class presentation or community event.

For more information about recycling services, please contact DOR Director Teresa Guzman at (559) 741-4618.


TYPES OF RECYCLING

ELECTRONIC WASTE (E-WASTE)
E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their useful life. Cell phones, computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products that the DOR is capable of recycling. CSET offers no-cost collection services as many of these products can be refurbished and reused. CSET's E-Recycling Solutions is an approved Universal Waste Electronic Devices (UWED) and Consumer Electronic Device (CED) Collector for California (ID#102584).

E-Recycling Solutions services the following industries: 

  • State & Local Government 
  • Businesses & Non-Profits
  • Education & Healthcare
  • Community Residents
  • Financial Institutions

For more information on e-waste or to schedule a pick-up, please contact James Salazar at (559) 667-3115.

 

USED OIL
The DOR's Used Oil Recycling program provides Tulare County's agriculture community with used motor oil collection services. In California, over 20 million gallons of used motor oils are dumped each year in an unknown manner. To reduce this source of pollution, the DOR is available to collect motor oil at no-cost.

Did you know?

  • Oil dumped on land reduces soil productivity and is illegal
  • Used motor oil can contain toxic substances such as benzene, lead, zinc, and cadmium
  • One gallon of oil can contaminate one million gallons of drinking water

For more information on the DOR's mobile collection of used oil, please contact Lisa Torres at (559) 741-4666.

 

 

BEVERAGE CONTAINER (CRV)
Beverage Container recycling, also known as CRV, is the most common and widely known form of recycling. That being said, approximately 2/3 of all beverage containers in the United States never get recycled! To help reduce that number, the DOR provides four conveniently located recycling centers throughout the county. 

Did you know?

  • CRV stands for California Redemption Value and identifies the amount consumers pay when they purchase beverages from a retailer, and receive when they redeem the containers at a recycling center.
  • Californians bought more than 21 billion carbonated and non-carbonated CRV-eligible drinks in aluminum, glass, plastic, and bi-metal containers in 2013. More than 18.2 billion of those containers were recycled, saving natural resources, conserving energy, extending the life of our landfills, and helping to reduce emissions of harmful greenhouse gases.

For more information on CRV recycling, please contact Anthony DeLeon at (559) 736-2036.

 

RECYCLING EDUCATION

  • "GOING GREEN" PRESENTATION
    • FOR SCHOOLS: The Sequoia Community Corps offers a “Going Green” Recycling Presentation to our local schools. Students participate in a fun, hands-on, interactive presentation where they can learn educational facts about the importance of recycling. Each presentation is tailored to fit the age range of attending students. 
  • "GOING GREEN" BOOTH
    • FOR EVENTS: The Sequoia Community Corps offers a “Going Green” booth available for special events. Event guests are encouraged to spin the "Wheel of Recycling" in order to win environment-friendly prizes. Corpsmembers are available to answer any questions and our very own Tom, the Recycling Specialist Raccoon, may make a special appearance!
  • RESERVATIONS
    • To learn more about the “Going Green” booth or presentation, please call our Recycling Specialist at (559) 741-4682.

RECYCLING CENTER LOCATIONS AND HOURS

The Sequoia Community Corps has eight convenient locations throughout Tulare County to drop off your CRV and E-Waste recyclable material.

E-WASTE ONLY

  • Lindsay Drop-Off
    • 150 N. Mirage Ave, 93247
    • Monday - Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Pixley Drop-Off
    • 433 S. Main Street, 93256
    • Monday - Friday; 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tulare Drop-Off
    • 3981 S. "K" Street, 93274
    • Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Visalia CSET Drop-Off
    • 312 NW 3rd Avenue, 93291
    • Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

E-WASTE & CRV

  • Exeter Mobile Recycling Center
    • 314 W. Firebaugh Street, 93221
    • Tuesday - Saturday; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Woodlake Mobile Recycling Center
    • 137 Valencia Street, 93286
    • Tuesday - Saturday; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Porterville Drop-Off

    • 555 N. Prospect Street, 93257 
    • 3rd Saturday of the Month; 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Visalia Sears
    • 3501 Mooney Boulevard, 93277 
    • Monday - Thursday; 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 

IN ADDITION, ELECTRONIC WASTE CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT ANY CSET OFFICE:

Earlimart CSET
114 N. Front St., Earlimart 93219
(661) 849-2960

Porterville CSET
1063 W. Henderson Ave, Porterville 93257
(559) 788-1400

Visalia Main Office
312 NW 3rd Ave, Visalia 93291
(559) 732-4194

Cutler/Orosi CSET
12384 Ave. #416 Ste G, Orosi 93647
(559) 528-1095