The City of Ripon provides water, sewer and garbage service, and all residents
within the City limits are required to sign up for all three. The City
also provides optional weekly yard waste pick-up.
During each winter, the City provides a free yard-waste pick-up to clear
away the piles of leaves, tree and brush prunings, and Christmas
At least once a year, the City organizes a City-wide yard sale, followed
by a City-wide clean up. This gives you a chance to get rid of many large
items; however, there are some items the City cannot take, so be sure to
check the list.
Recycling is handled by the Ripon Unified School District, and the drop
off is at the Park-and-Ride lot on Industrial Avenue.
Sign up for city services
259 N. Wilma Avenue
Ripon, CA 95366
For information: e-mail
or call (209) 599-2108
Note: Water, Garbage and Sewer services are included
in one bill.
Payments are made to:
"City of Ripon"
Be sure to include your payment stub or your account number.
City of Ripon
259 N. Wilma Avenue
Ripon, CA 95366
Payments can be made with cash, check, or money order. If you prefer to pay by credit card, just follow the instructions to set up an account or “express pay” your bill. There is a convenience fee of 3% or $2 minimum for this service.
If you are making payments through your bank's automatic payment plan,
be sure to include your account number. (All account numbers were changed
in 2002. If you set up your automatic payment prior to 2002, please
be sure the bank has your new account number.)
The drop box is located in front of City Hall. Payments can be dropped
here at any time. The payments are collected at 8:00 a.m., Monday through
Friday. Payments dropped in the box after 8:00 a.m. are posted the following
working day; i.e., payments dropped after 8:00 a.m. on Friday are posted
Payments are due on the 11th of each month. Payments made after the 11th
are subject to a late charge. Once water has been turned off, there will
be a reconnection charge of $26.00 added to the late charge.
All rates will receive a 5% discount if pre-paid in full by February
11. (Annual payment cover February 1 through January 31 of the following
year) You will also save any rate increases that may incur that year.
If your income is in a low or very-low category, you can apply for
a discount. Go to our Dollars and Sense page
to view the schedules.
2014 Residential Garbage Rates
|Additional Curbside Can (per can)
|Green Yard-Waste *
|Multiple Dwelling (per unit)
All rates subject to 5% discount if pre-paid
in full by February 11 annually. Annual payments cover February
1 through January 31 of the next year.
Cans should be placed with wheels against the curb at least 15 feet
from any parked vehicle and five feet from each other. Lids must be
closed for appropriate dumping. To assure proper service, put can(s)
out the night before your scheduled garbage day.
Important . . . Do not put toxic waste into cans. These
items are often labeled with warnings: CAUTION, TOXIC, DANGER,
FLAMMABLE or POISONS i.e., oil, paint, solvents, and pesticides.
For information on discarding these materials, call 1-800-449-4840.
|Low-income and annual-payment discounts
are available; please call (209) 599-2108 for additional information.
|* $2.00 is in addition to regular garbage service
FAQs Go to Frequently Asked
Questions about Garbage Regulations
For questions about utility services (not about your bill), call
the Public Works Department at 599-2151.
For information on Dumpster service, please contact Bonzi, Inc.
at (209) 538-1430 or Gilton Waste Management at (209) 527-3781.
The information presented here has been prepared and provided
to you for information purposes only. This information does not
supplant the laws, regulations, and procedures governing sewer service
in the City of Ripon. In the event of changes in those laws, regulations,
or procedures, those changes are binding and take precedence. For specific
information regarding municipal garbage service/ please see City of Ripon
Municipal Code - Title 8 "Health and Safety" (Chapter 8.12),
or call the Ripon Utility Department at (209) 599-2108.