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Recycling

Solid Waste Customer Service
Call (916) 355-8367 or email
solidwaste@folsom.ca.us

For billing questions or to start or stop service:
Call (916) 355-7295 or email
billingwebmail@folsom.ca.us


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Our Mission

Welcome to the City of Folsom Recycling Division web page. Our mission is to develop sustainable practices that reduce the amount of solid waste going to our landfills. State law (AB 939) requires that every jurisdiction in California divert (recycles) a minimum of 50% of its waste from the landfill. This mandate takes the form of cost-effective programs that ensure efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Folsom generates approximately 200 tons of waste per day and recycling reduces waste going to our landfills and helps conserve our natural resources. It's estimated that 50% of the world's annual wood harvest will be used for paper production. Therefore, it's imperative that we become less wasteful and focus our efforts on conserving these valuable resources through reducing, reusing and recycling our waste.

How is Folsom Doing in Meeting the State's Recycling Requirements?
Since the implementation of it's Curbside Recycling Program in 2005, the City of Folsom has consistently met or exceeded the State's 50% landfill diversion requirements. On July 1st 2012, State Assembly Bill 341 was enacted which includes a state-wide goal of 75% recycling by the year 2020. In order to achieve this goal, the City will be reviewing new opportunities to recycle additional items from the landfill.
                            
What's new?                               
On December 30, 2015, California enacted a mattress recycling law to fund the collection, transportation and recycling of discarded mattresses.  Important information about the California program created through SB-254 is described in the state’s mattress recycling law:
www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_0251-0300/sb_254_bill_20130927_chaptered.pdf


A Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) has been established and designed a California Mattress Recycling Program to meet the requirements of the law, regulations and program plan. To fund the program, retailers will collect an $11 per unit fee from the sale of each mattress, and then remit that fee to MRC. MRC will use collected fees to pay for transportation, recycling, consumer education and program administrative costs. The County of Sacramento has designated Kiefer Landfill and the North Area Transfer Station as sites where the public can drop off and recycle mattresses for free. For more information view the County’s web page at   http://www.saccounty.net/news/latest-news/Pages/Free-Mattress-Drop-Off-at-Waste-Sites.aspx
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