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 Solid Waste Division
Customer Service

50 Natoma St
Folsom, CA  95630
Phone: 916-461-6730

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

Welcome to the Solid Waste Division Smart Cart Tips page! The information below describes how to use our curbside waste and recycling collection services. We also encourage you to visit our Reducing Waste and Buying Green page to learn about sustainable waste management practices.







  • Recycle Right! Make sure to only place the correct items in your blue and green carts.
  • Regular service is provided on all major holidays.
  • Carts must be placed curbside by 6:00 a.m on service day.
  • Place carts three feet apart from other carts and objects.
  • Carts must be out of public view within 24 hours of service.
  • Lids must be completely closed to receive service.
  • Electronic and hazardous wastes are not permitted in any carts.
  • Bag Styrofoam peanuts before placing into gray refuse carts.
  • Bundle plastic bags and film before placing into gray refuse carts.
  • Place shredded paper into bags before disposing in gray refuse carts.
  • Do not bag greenwaste or recyclables.
  • Remove excess food or liquid residue from recyclables.
  • Do not put dirt, rock or sod in any cart.

By recycling right you:

Help keep rates low, as contaminated loads may be rejected by our processor.

Reduce the use of landfills 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! 

Our comprehensive list of prohibited items provides the information you need to recycle right!