Welcome to the City of Folsom Recycling Division web page. Our mission is to meet the State-mandated landfill diversion (recycling) requirements under California Assembly Bill 939. These requirements take the form of cost-effective community based programs that ensure efficiency and customer satisfaction.
Folsom generates more than 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 has consistently met or exceeded the State's 50% landfill diversion requirements. On July 1st 2012, State Assembly Bill 341 was implemented 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 materials from the landfill.
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 and excess packaging materials can be recycled by taking them to the City’s recycling drop-off location in the Wal-mart parking lot. Please put lights in plastic bags prior to placing in bins.
The City will also be holding its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-off Event on Saturday January 4th and Sunday January 5th. Trees will be accepted at Rodeo Park located at the end of Stafford Street. Both dates are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 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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Changes to State Beverage Container Recycling Program
There have been several recent changes to the law affecting the State’s beverage container recycling program. Effective November 1, 2013, certified recycling centers shall no longer pay commingled rates for aluminum, glass, PETE, or HDPE loads of beverage containers from consumers. For more detailed information, go to the CalRecycle website at: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/ProgramInfo/
|California's Business Recycling Law (AB341) |
In addition to the 75% state-wide recycling goal by 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. In addition to providing notification, local jurisdictions are required to monitor for compliance and provide outreach and education to businesses and multi-family communities.
If you already have a recycling program, register here.
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