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) also mandates that every jurisdiction in California diverts (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 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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Updated Recycling and Greenwaste Collection Calendars Mailed in July!
The 2014/15 recycling and greenwaste collection calendars have been mailed to Folsom residents. The calendars also contain information on what materials are acceptable in each cart along with helpful tips on how to better utilize the City's solid waste services. If you have not received your calendar and would like one, please contact us and one will be mailed to you. Residents can also view their collection schedule online. - /depts/public_works/solid_waste_division/recycling/residential_recycling/collection_schedule_list_by_street_name.asp.
Regional Recycling Drop-Off Events for Old Tires
Folsom residents can recycle their old tires at several 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. For an event 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 any 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
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