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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?                               

Back Yard Composting and Grasscycling Workshops
The M.O.W.E.R. (minimize organic waste with education and recycling) program helps Folsom meet its recycling goals by reducing organic waste that may otherwise go to the landfill. Residents can sign up for one of the workshops to learn how to recycle yard waste through composting and grasscycling. At the end of each workshop, participants receive their choice of a compost bin at a discounted rate of $30 or receive a mulching lawnmower rebate of $25. All mowers must be bagless at the time of purchase.

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 residency.

Saturday, April 11th, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, June 6th, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Pre-registration is required. To sign up, call 355-8367 option #4 or submit your request online.
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