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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 Web page! The tips and information below describe how to use our curbside waste and recycling collection services.







  • 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 garbage carts.
  • Place shredded paper into bags before recycling.
  • 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.

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! 

Click here for a comprehensive list of prohibited items.