Folsom Sees Spike in Waste and Recycling Collections

The City of Folsom Solid Waste Division has seen a 15 percent increase in trash and a 20 percent spike in recycling during the stay-at-home orders. The increase can be attributed to residents eating more meals at home, working on home projects, and doing more yard work.
 
Help manage the extra waste by recycling what you can and keeping prohibited items out of the blue recycle bins. The Solid Waste Division offers simple reminders: 

  • Single-use plastic bags cannot be recycled. Please reuse, place in your garbage can, or dispose at collection bins at your local grocery or home improvement store.
  • Takeout food containers, including utensils, cups, paper plates, and napkins are not recyclable.
  • Recycle cardboard boxes (flattened and cut to about 12”x12” pieces). Larger boxes may be recycled at one of our community recycling drop-off locations.
  • Tin, steel, and aluminum cans are recyclable. Place pet food, soup, and tuna cans in your blue recycling cart. Please make sure the cans are clean and dry.
  • Pizza boxes are not recyclable due to food residue. If the top of the pizza box is completely clean, it may be torn off and placed in the recycle bin.
  • Wondering if an item is recyclable? Simply type an item in the Waste Wizard, and it will inform you if a material can be reused, recycled, composted, or placed in the garbage.