Solid Waste Division
Billing Questions and
Start or Stop Service
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 percent 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 percent 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.
For a look at how our recyclables are processed please watch this video provided by CalWaste Materials Recovery Facility in Galt, where our residential recycling is taken:
Help keep rates low, as contaminated loads may be rejected by our processor.
Reduces the use and expense of land-filling and the need for harvesting virgin materials.
Help materials get to their next best use, which in turn save raw materials, time, energy, and money!
Since the implementation of it's Curbside Recycling Program in 2005, the City of Folsom has consistently met or exceeded the State's 50 percent landfill diversion requirements. On July 1st 2012, State Assembly Bill 341 was enacted which includes a state-wide goal of 75 percent recycling by the year 2020. In order to achieve this goal, the City will be reviewing new opportunities to recycle additional items from the waste stream.