Solid Waste Division
50 Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Welcome to the City of Folsom Business & Multi-Family Organic Recycling Web page. The information below provides resources for recycling food waste and other organic materials.
Please be advised that the City of Folsom does not pick up food waste recycling. Arrange to have food waste collected at your business by contacting one of our authorized haulers.
If you received a letter or email from Folsom Solid Waste informing you that your business needs to recycle organics, please use the buttons below to access the necessary forms to either 1) Register your organics recycling program, or 2) Request assistance from the City with your organic recycling program, or 3) Request an exemption from recycling organics at your business or in your multi-family community. Please be sure to complete all required fields on each form. Incomplete forms will delay processing and may result in rejection of your request.
Getting food from the farm to your fork uses 50 percent of our land and 80 percent of the freshwater consumed in our country. Unfortunately, 40 percent of all food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten. This means that Americans are throwing away the equivalent of $165 billion dollars each year!
The uneaten food ends up rotting in our landfills which results in methane gas emissions and other environmental issues. Committing just 15 percent of our nation's food waste to donation programs would be enough food to feed more than 25 million people every year!
|Tier Level||Compliance Date||Organic Waste Diversion Implementation Schedule|
|Tier I||4/1/2016||Those that generate a combined total of eight cubic yards or more of organic waste per week.|
|Tier II||1/1/2017||Those that generate four cubic yards or more of organic waste per week.|
|Tier III||1/1/2019||Those that generate a combined total of four cubic yards or more of trash, recycling and green waste per week.|
|Tier IV||1/1/2020||If the state determines that statewide disposal of organic waste has not been reduced to 50 percent of the level of disposal during 2014, businesses, government agencies or multi-family communities with five or more living units that generates a combined total of two cubic yards or more per week of trash, recycling and green waste will be subject to the requirements of AB 1826.|
Albertson's grocery stores in San Diego has participated in the collection of food scraps for compost and food donations for disadvantaged communities since 2011. Edible food is donated to the Feeding America Food Bank, and inedible food is sent to a local composting facility. Fifteen Albertsons supermarkets participate in this program resulting in 58 tons of edible food donations and 37 tons of food scraps composted annually!
The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sacramento began a food and green waste collection program in 2011. The multi-story hotel has 503 guest rooms, four restaurants, and a main kitchen which serves almost 2,000 meals per day. In 2011, the hotel recycled more than 243 tons of food waste at a local Anaerobic Digestion Facility. At this facility, food waste is converted into electricity or renewable natural gas that's used to fuel the refuse trucks which collect the food waste.
U.C. Davis has multiple programs where it composts or recycles organic waste through the anaerobic digestion process. One of the programs, "Project Compost," collects food waste at many retail locations including coffee kiosks throughout the campus. The food waste is processed into nutrient-rich compost at the U.C. Davis Student Farm.