Recycling

Contact Us

Solid Waste Division
Customer Service
Phone: 916-461-6730
Email: solidwaste@folsom.ca.us

Billing Questions and
Start or Stop Service

Phone: 916-461-6101
Email: billingwebmail@folsom.ca.us

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Welcome to the City of Folsom Recycling Division web page. Our mission is to develop, promote and maintain sustainable practices that reduce the amount of solid waste going to our landfills and that conserve resources. State law (AB 939) requires that every jurisdiction in California divert from landfill disposal at least 50 percent of the waste stream by source reduction, recycling and composting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

What's New?

Beverage Container Redemption Centers Close

RePlanet, the largest beverage container redemption centers in California, have permanently closed their doors.  The RePlanet located in the Wal-Mart shopping center on Riley Street closed its doors on August 5, 2019.  Folsom residents may wish to take their California Redemption Value (CRV) beverage containers to one of a number of locations in the region or place them in your blue recycling cart.  You can use the locator on the state's recycling agency (CalRecycle's) web site to find the redemption center nearest you or local supermarkets that will redeem CRV beverage containers in store.  RePlanet was a private company operating the CRV beverage container redemption center separate from the City's recycling center at the same location.  The City will continue to accept recyclable materials at this location and curbside in the blue recycling cart. 

Never miss your collection day again!

Manage your waste collection needs with our new web based tools.

•  Find your collection calendar.
•  Look up the best options for disposing of an item.
•  Schedule a household hazardous waste pickup.
•  Sign-up for waste collection reminders by email or phone.


 

Information and Resources

Recycling Drop-Off Locations

Composting and Grasscycling

Reducing Waste and Buying Green

Recycling Education

Residential Curbside Recycling Program

Recycling Tips

Current Educational Brochures:

 Think Before You Scrape

 

Recycle It Right


Why Recycle?

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:

By recycling right you:

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! 

To help you recycle right, we have provided a detailed list of acceptable/unacceptable items to place in your recycling bins. You can also look up items using our online Waste Wizard tool or on your mobile device using our Folsom Waste Collection app.

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 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.