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Caglia Environmental
3457 S Cedar Ave , Fresno, California, United States

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(559) 233-1158
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3457 S Cedar Ave
Fresno, California
United States
ZIP: 93725
(559) 233-1158
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A fully integrated trash and recycling company serving Central California, Caglia Environmental, a Caglia family company, specializes in state-of-the-art collection and processing of trash and recycling. Serving Fresno, Madera, Merced, Kings and Tulare Counties, the Caglia Family trash and recycling companies have been at the forefront of sound ecological practices for over 80 years, preserving and protecting the environment of the San Joaquin Valley.

  • Caglia Environmental's mission is to make our communities a better place to live by providing advanced and environmentally responsible waste and recycling services. As a third generation family company, we focus on integrity, our customers, and engaging employees.
  • As the leader of recycling efforts in the San Joaquin Valley, we are preserving our natural resources now and for future generations.
  • Instructing valley residents on the environmentally sound practice of recycling and making our valley a cleaner, healthier place to live.
  • Caretakers of our valley’s natural environment, beginning with our most valuable resource: our children.
  • With local schools and community organizations, to recycle and thus preserve, Central Valley land, air and water.
  • With businesses and organizations, to help them meet the requirements of State of California mandated recycling laws.

Company Goals

  • Create value for our customers by providing technologically advanced methods of solid waste management that include exceptional efficiency while providing extraordinary service.
  • Design custom recycling programs for our customers to assist them in complying with State of California mandated recycling laws.
  • Provide on-site guidance for implementation of recycling programs.
  • Guide and instruct our customers and the valley’s children regarding the best way to reduce, reuse and recycle.
  • Serve the valley through the support of non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the social, economic and environmental health of the communities we serve.
  • Respect and value the contributions of our staff members, who are our partners in the achievement of our company and community goals.

Family History

The patriarch and founder of the Caglia Family of Companies, Frank S. Caglia, was born in 1912 in the small, modest village of Muschito, Italy. Just as thousands of immigrants following their dreams and seeking a better life in the United States, Frank stood on the windblown deck of a ship with his parents and younger siblings, saw the welcoming arms of Lady Liberty, and passed through the gates of Ellis Island. Eager to begin their new life in America, the Caglia Family settled in Fresno, working diligently to make ends meet. His drive, ambition, and strong work ethic motivated Frank to strive for success at a young age, and ultimately led to great accomplishments in his business and in the community. That success, fueled by his appreciation of his new home town of Fresno, inspired Frank Caglia to give back to the community that had given him so many blessings. It is that love of community that has led the Caglia family, for three generations, to be an integral part of the philanthropic works of greater Fresno and San Joaquin Valley.

Electric Motor Shop
Industrious and motivated, young Frank worked hard to help his parents and family. At the age of 12, Frank began working at the Electric Motor Shop sweeping, cleaning, listening and learning the business as he worked. As a young man, he began buying ownership interests in the shop and when the original owners retired, Frank purchased the remaining shares of the business. Under Frank’s leadership and with his entrepreneurial spirit, the business prospered. Dick Caglia, Frank’s son, has been the General Manager of Electric Motor Shop for the last 30 years. Frank’s daughter, Sally, is Executive Administrator for Caglia Enterprises. A truly family-managed business, Electric Motor Shop is a valley landmark: a premier electrical contractor and electrical supply wholesale house.

Orange Avenue Landfill
Frank Caglia’s father-in-law bought the old city landfill from Rossi Disposal Service in 1939. In 1941, Frank purchased the landfill from him and in 1971, created Industrial Waste and Salvage to expand the company’s trash and recycling services, including construction and demolition disposal and recycling. Long before recycling was in vogue, Frank taught his seven children, Joe, Richard, Sally, Vince, Mary Ann, Bernadette, and Rose, the importance of resource conservation. From those early days, the Caglia family championed environmentally sound practices like recycling, offering inexpensive and convenient disposal of trash and recycling materials throughout Fresno County. Orange Avenue Disposal always participated in the Keeping America Beautiful campaign and championed services to keep Fresno clean of trash as part of the Fresno Beautiful campaign in the 1960’s. Frank’s eldest son, Joe, carried on the family tradition of environmental preservation by managing the landfill for optimum trash disposal and recycling in the seventies and eighties. Frank’s son, Vince, was the General Manager for the last 17 years of the landfill, until it ceased operations in 2008. It will be maintained in post-closure care by the Caglia family for over 30 years.

Industrial Waste and Salvage
Industrial Waste and Salvage (IWS) offers disposal services for trash and recycling collection, rental of trash and recycling dumpsters, rental of trash and recycling roll off bins, and construction and demolition trash and recycling services. As the company grew, it modernized its fleet with the purchase of environmentally friendly CNG trucks. By doing so, IWS is reducing the company’s carbon footprint in the Central Valley, resulting in cleaner air for the Central Valley communities IWS serves.

Cedar Avenue Recycling and Transfer Station (CARTS)
The CARTS facility, started by the Caglia Family in 2004, represents the latest generation of transfer station facilities. Unlike a traditional garbage dump, such as the closed Orange Avenue landfill, the CARTS facility is a fully integrated materials recovery facility, processing mixed recyclables from a variety of sources, including construction/demolition materials, trash and recycling from commercial, government, industrial, and residential customers. When a customer orders a trash or recycling dumpster or a trash or recycling roll off bin for home, business, or construction clean-up, it is taken to CARTS for recovery. CARTS recycles over 70% of trash and recycling collected, repurposing it into raw materials for transformation into new products for consumers.

Redrock Environmental Group
As the exclusive provider of trash and recycling services for the lower elevations of Madera County since 2012, Redrock Environmental Group is committed to a cleaner, healthier Madera County through advanced trash and recycling practices. Madera County agricultural, business and residential customers receive prompt, courteous trash and recycling pick-up. Businesses and residents in Madera County can order dumpsters and roll off bins for trash, recycling, and construction and demolition clean-up. Redrock also operates the Fairmead landfill for Madera County.

Renewable Energy
For the first time in Fresno County, a privately held company is harnessing landfill gas and converting it into electricity. A landmark project, it supplies 100% of the power required to operate many of the Caglia family owned facilities. Caglia Environmental facilities now operate using renewable energy generated by the gas from the closed Orange Avenue Landfill. Gas from landfills is produced during the natural process of waste decomposition over time. When not harnessed for power, the filtered gas is burned off into the atmosphere. By capturing the gas before it is expelled, it can be used as a fuel, which is a sustainable alternative to an atmospheric release.


Our team of specialists will design a trash and recycling program with roll off containers or dumpsters sized specifically to suit your organization’s needs. Our experts can conduct a free garbage/recycling audit, and recommend solutions that meet regulatory requirements, and by doing so, increase recycling diversion rates.

Agricultural Producers and Food Processors
The Caglia Environmental Companies provide recycling services to agricultural food producers and processors, to assure compliance with State of California recycling laws, AB 341 and AB 1826.
Whether you are a small, family operated contracting business or a large residential or commercial developer, we can design and implement a program for the responsible disposal and recycling of your construction and demolition debris. We have roll offs for every construction project, and we will provide you with recycling diversion reports to meet regulatory mandates.
Caglia Environmental’s team has extensive experience creating trash and recycling systems for our education clients, including K-12 schools, colleges and universities. Our programs increase recycling diversion rates, and provide safe and reliable service, with roll off containers and dumpsters strategically located on campus, to encourage recycling. Recycling and sustainability become a daily part of school and college life.
Electronics Recycling
Caglia Environmental provides sensible and easy solutions for our customers to trash their electronic waste, like televisions and computers. E-waste is recycled at CARTS, and sent to U.S. and worldwide markets for the manufacture of new products.
The Caglia Environmental Companies work in partnership with local government to ensure delivery of economical, safe and sustainable trash and recycling systems to their stakeholders. The needs of garbage and recycling customers are assessed. Dumpsters and roll off bins are delivered, with trash, traditional recycling and organics recycling programs established and executed.
Retail and Restaurant
Caglia Environmental’s retail and restaurant programs are designed to divert traditional recyclables and organics/food waste away from landfills, maximizing the amount of materials recycled. Roll off containers that are specially designed to handle organics/food waste, also called wet waste, are chosen that will meet the needs of restaurants, based on the amount of food waste that is generated daily.
Hospitals/In-Patient Medical Facilities
Caglia Environmental provides economical and efficient systems for the safe management of trash, traditional and organics/food waste recycling for our hospital and medical facility clients, contributing to a safe and healthy environment for staff members and patients.
Recycling Education
Caglia Environmental provides recycling education to our commercial, education, government, industrial, and residential customers. By increasing recycling through awareness from our recycling educational programs, we have partnered with our local communities to preserve and protect the environment of the San Joaquin Valley for generations to come.

Materials Accepted
Sl NoMaterial Name
1Circuit Boards
2Electric Motors
3Keyboards / Mice
4Mother Boards
Company Services
  • Electronics Recycling
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