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.
If you missed our Christmas Tree Recycling drop-off event, you can still cut up your tree and place it in your green waste can as long as the lid can completely close. You can also have your tree picked up through our Neighborhood Cleanup Program by contacting us at (916) 355-8367 ext. #1 or you can also make an online appointment at our Neighborhood Cleanup Appointment Signup Page.