Think Green Highway Litter Program

Think Green! Keep Fresno County Clean

Highway Litter

Litter is more than ugly—it’s actually harmful to our waterways including lakes, rivers and beaches. California Department of Transportation, Division of Maintenance spends a total of approximately 52 million* dollars on litter removal. Littering can also cost you personally as well because you can be fined up to $1,000 each time you litter.

What you can do to prevent litter:

Don’t Trash California/Don’t Trash Fresno County

2003 Caltrans’ Public Information Research Study: Don’t Trash Fresno

Keep American Beautiful Program

Long before being “green” was fashionable, Keep America Beautiful formed in 1953 when a group of corporate and civic leaders met in New York City to discuss a revolutionary idea — bringing the public and private sectors together to develop and promote a national cleanliness ethic. Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build vibrant communities,

Keep Bakersfield Beautiful

Our Mission: “To engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community.”

Keep Bakersfield Beautiful, is a not-for-profit environmental organization located in Bakersfield, California. KBB is a community coalition of volunteers from the public and private sectors, including government, education, business, industry, civic groups, and individuals who work together to improve the ecological and aesthetic value of our city through the proper handling of solid waste, litter control and prevention, beautification, education, and the recruitment of volunteers who will make a positive difference in our community.

For Students and Teachers

Talkin’ Trash: Fun and informative activities for high school students:

Where to take your Hazardous Household Waste

The City of Fresno and Fresno County co-sponsor two household hazardous waste drop-off events each year, one in the spring and one in the fall.  Dates are advertised in the Fresno Bee Newspaper.  To find out about the next event dates, call Fresno County, 262-4259 or visit

The County of Fresno now has a permanent household waste facility open.  It is Located at the American Avenue Disposal Site at 18950 W. American Avenue, Kerman, CA.

Hours of Operation (Household hazardous waste accepted from the public):
Residential: (Free/No Cost) – Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (except Holiday weekends).
No appointment needed.