Recycle Right!

Thank you for taking the time to lookup the best recycling and disposal options for your waste. The list below is provided for your reference. You can also look up items using our online Waste Wizard tool or on your mobile device using our Folsom Waste Collection app.

By recycling right you:

Help maximize program efficiency by reducing processing cost. In addition, contaminated loads may be rejected by our processor.

Reduce 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! 

 

 Blue Recycling Cart
Right:
Wrong:

 • Plastic bottles & containers
    (no caps, lids, or straws)
• Small plastic toys

    (remove metal and batteries)
• Glass jars & bottles
   
(no caps, lids, or straws)
• Tin, steel, & aluminum cans
    (no caps, lids, or straws)
• Clean aluminum foil
• Empty aerosol cans
• Small metal items

    (no hangers)
• White & colored paper
    (no shredded paper)
• Junk mail & envelopes
• Newspaper & paper bags
• Phone & paperback books
• Magazines & catalogs
• Food & detergent boxes

    (no liners)
• Clean cardboard
    (flattened, no wax coating)

• Plastic bags, plastic wrap or film
• Bubble wrap, poly shipping envelopes
• Styrofoam/expanded polystyrene

    (bag peanuts)
• Plastic utensils/cutlery
• Food-soiled paper or cardboard

    (pizza boxes)
• Shredded paper
     (bag and put in the trash)
• Tissue, paper towels, & plates
• Wax or plastic coated cartons

     (milk cartons)
• Aseptic boxes or pouches
• Large scrap metal
• Metal & plastic paint cans

    (empty)
• Mirrors or windows
• Ceramics, mugs, or dishes
• Shoes & clothing
• Tanglers

    (chain, cable, hose, wire, or rope) 

Green Waste Cart
(All items less than 2 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter)
Right: 
 Wrong:

• Grass clippings
• Leaves & shrubs
• Small branches & prunings
• Lumber & plywood 
      (no paint or stain)

• Food waste
• Food-soiled or shredded paper
• Rocks, dirt, brick, tile, or sod
• Plastic bags or wrap
• Hot coals or ashes

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 Gray Garbage Cart
 Right: 
 Wrong:
• Food waste
• Diapers
• Pet waste
    (bagged)
• Plastic bags, plastic wrap or film
    (tie together)
• Bubble wrap, poly shipping envelopes
• Styrofoam/expanded polystyrene
    (bag peanuts)
• Plastic utensils/cutlery
• Food-soiled paper or cardboard
    (pizza boxes)
• Shredded paper
    (bagged to prevent litter)
• Tissue, paper towels, & plates
• Wax or plastic coated cartons
• Aseptic boxes or pouches
• Metal & plastic paint cans
    (empty)
• Mirrors or windows
• Ceramics, mugs, or dishes
• Tanglers
    (chain, cable, hose, wire, or rope)
• Caps, lids, and straws

• Batteries
• Hypodermic needles
• Propane tanks
• Electronic or hazardous waste
• Rocks, dirt, bricks, tile, or sod