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Recycling

The City's garbage, recycling and green waste collection services operates on all holidays which fall during the week so please put your carts out on your normal collection day!

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  solidwaste@folsom.ca.us

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one of our customer service representatives at (916) 355-8367
 

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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.
                            
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With the Holiday Season upon us, residents can recycle their holiday packaging materials by placing them in the blue recycling cart. Acceptable items include: wrapping paper, tissue, cardboard boxes, cards and other paper packaging materials. Please do not include foil-type wrapping paper and Styrofoam packaging. Bows and ribbons can be reused and Christmas trees can be cut and placed in green waste cans as long as the lid can completely close.

Christmas lights (bagged) and excess packaging materials can be recycled by taking them to the City’s recycling drop-off bin located in the Wal-mart parking lot.

The City will also be holding its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-off Event on Saturday January 3rd and Sunday January 4th.  Trees will be accepted at Rodeo Park located at the end of Stafford Street. Both dates are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and all ornaments and stands must be removed before dropping off your tree. Boy Scouts will be present to help residents unload trees and will also be collecting trees throughout the City as part of their fundraising activities.

As a reminder, the City collects garbage; green waste and recycling on all holidays so please place your cans out on your normal collection day.

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