Trash Enclosure Pilot Program

Trash Enclosure

About the Program

The City of Hemet is proud to introduce the Trash Enclosure Pilot Program, an innovative initiative designed to transform the aesthetics and functionality of commercial waste disposal in our community. This program is a key component of Hemet's Safe and Clean Streets Initiative, aiming to reduce blight, increase safety, and promote a sustainable environment.

Why Upgrade Your Trash Enclosure?

Improved Safety & Hygiene: Modern enclosures minimize risks associated with unsecured trash bins, including scavenging and illegal dumping.

Enhanced Aesthetics: Upgraded enclosures contribute to a cleaner and more attractive cityscape, positively impacting public perception and property values.

Environmental Responsibility: Encouraging recycling and proper waste management aligns with broader goals of sustainability and community well-being.

Program Highlights

Financial Incentives: Receive up to $20,000 in grant reimbursement for eligible upgrades, plus additional savings from waived application and processing fees.

Customized Solutions: Tailor your new enclosure to meet both city standards and your specific needs, with support from our Community Development team.

Regulatory Compliance: Stay ahead of future municipal code amendments and ensure your property meets all upcoming legal requirements.

Eligibility & Application

Who Can Apply: Commercial property owners located along designated commercial corridors within the City of Hemet.

How to Apply: Begin by reviewing the detailed program guidelines and eligibility criteria. Then, complete the application form provided on this page.

Application Period: The initial 30-day application period prioritizes projects along main commercial corridors. Applications received afterward will be processed on a rolling basis subject to available funding.

How To Apply

1. Review the Program Guidelines: Understand the benefits and requirements of the program.

2. Submit Your Application: Complete the online form with all necessary details and documentation. Application and Documents may be submitted in-person or by mail at the following address:

City of Hemet 
Community Development Department 
445 E. Florida Avenue 
Hemet, CA 92543-4209 
City Hall Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm 

3. Receive Approval & Proceed: Upon approval, you'll be guided through the next steps, including obtaining bids and starting construction.


1. What is the Trash Enclosure Pilot Program?

The Trash Enclosure Pilot Program is an initiative by the City of Hemet to help commercial property owners build modern, secure, and aesthetically pleasing trash enclosures. It's designed to improve community aesthetics, enhance public health, and support environmental sustainability.

2. Who is eligible to participate in the program?

Commercial property owners located along designated commercial corridors within the City of Hemet are eligible. Priority is given to properties on main commercial thoroughfares like Florida Avenue and State Street.

3. What financial assistance does the program offer?

Eligible property owners can receive up to $20,000 in grant reimbursement for construction costs associated with the trash enclosure upgrades. Additionally, the program offers a waiver of application and processing fees.

4. How do I apply for the program?

You can apply through the online application form available on this website. Ensure you have all the detailed information and documentation in the program guidelines before submitting your application.

5. What is the deadline to apply?

The initial application period lasts 30 days, with priority given to early applications. However, applications may be accepted on a rolling basis afterward, subject to the availability of funds. Check the website for the most current deadlines.

6. What criteria will my application be evaluated on?

Applications are evaluated based on location priority, completeness of the application, the property's need for an upgrade, and the potential impact on the community's aesthetics and safety.

7. Can I choose my own contractor for the construction?

Yes, you are required to provide at least three bids from California-licensed contractors as part of the application. Reimbursement will be based on the cost of the lowest responsible bid.

8. What happens after I submit my application?

The City's Community Development Department will review your application. If approved, you will be notified to proceed with soliciting construction bids and other necessary steps.

9. Are there specific design standards the new enclosure must meet?

Yes, the new enclosures must meet specific design and operational standards to ensure they effectively accommodate refuse and recycling needs, deter vandalism, and enhance the area's aesthetics. These standards will be provided in the program guidelines.

10. How long will it take to receive reimbursement after the enclosure is built?

The reimbursement process will begin after a successful final inspection and submission of all required documentation. The timeframe can vary, so please consult the City's Community Development Department for details.