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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 to meet the State-mandated landfill diversion (recycling) requirements under California Assembly Bill (AB) 939. These requirements take the form of cost-effective community based programs that ensure efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Folsom generates approximately 200 tons of waste per day and recycling reduces the amount of solid waste going to our landfills and helps conserve the Earth's 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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City of Folsom Earth Week Events

The City of Folsom will be celebrating Earth Week throughout the community next week. On Saturday April 12th, The City will be hosting the Annual Trails Day Event where Folsom residents can volunteer to build new trails and bridges at the Hinkle Creek Nature Center. To register, call 355-7285.  Folsom residents can also volunteer cleaning up trash and debris in local creeks during "Creek Week."  To register, call 454-4544.

The City will also be participating at the annual Earth Day/Green Machine Fair at Folsom Lake Community College on Wednesday, April 23rd, from 11:00 am - 2:00 p.m. This event will feature a number of environmentally related events including bike shops, community agencies, games, food, music and demonstrations. City staff will be on hand to talk about sustainability and the city's environmentally-based programs.

Back Yard Composting and Grasscycling Workshops Coming Soon!

Minimizing Organic Waste with Education and Recycling (M.O.W.E.R. Program)

The M.O.W.E.R. Program helps reduce organic waste that would otherwise go to the landfill. Residents can sign up for a workshop to learn how to recycle yard waste through composting and grasscycling. At the end of each workshop, participants may choose to purchase a compost bin at a discounted rate of $30 or receive a cash rebate toward the purchase of a mulching mower. All workshops are held at Lew Howard Park and last approximately one hour. MOWER Program bins and rebates are only available to one per household and participation is limited to Folsom residents.

Pre-registration for the MOWER Program is required. To sign up, call 355-8367, option #4 or submit your request online.

2014 Workshop Schedule

  Saturday, April 12, 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, June 7, 9:00 a.m.

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Regional Recycling Drop-Off Events for Old Tires

Folsom residents can recycle their old tires at a series of community drop-off events sponsored by the City of Elk Grove. Residents may drop off up to nine tires at each collection event! The regional events will be held at the City of Elk Grove’s new Special Waste Collection Center located at 9255 Disposal Lane in Elk Grove. The events are scheduled Sunday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. twice per month from March through July of this year.  For a complete schedule or to obtain additional information, contact the City of Elk Grove at (916) 478-2289.  The facility will only accept tires from Folsom residents (no businesses), and not household hazardous or electronic waste. These items can be collected through the City of Folsom’s door-to-door collection program by scheduling an appointment at 355-8367 ext. #2 or go to www.folsomhazmat.com

California's Business Recycling Law (AB341)

In addition to the 75% state-wide recycling goal in 2020, California Assembly Bill 341 requires that all businesses that generate four or more cubic yards of waste per week must have established a recycling program by July 1, 2012. The law applies to a variety of businesses and entities including strip malls, government offices, schools, non-profits, and others. The law also applies to multi-family dwellings of five or more units, regardless of the amount of waste generated. City Staff provide outreach and education to businesses and multi-family communities so please check one of the links below if you need assistance.

If you already have a recycling program, register here.

Request Assistance Setting up a Program

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