Your waste is collected by the City's Solid Waste drivers and delivered to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where it is sorted.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Am I Being Charged for Solid Waste?
The current charge for one can is $26.00 per month. If you need a second can, it is an addition $16.80 per month. If you are interested in a second can, please call Utility Billing at (916) 434-2430 and they can assist you.
What Should I Do with Medical Waste?

Medical waste should be taken to the Materials Recovery Facility at 3195 Athens Blvd.

What Should I Do with Electronic Waste?

Electronic waste can be taken to the Materials Recovery Facility at 3195 Athens Blvd.

 

Also, you can call Public Works at (916) 434-2450 and schedule a free pickup. Electronic / Universal Waste pickups are performed every Wednesday for items that contain both a circuit board and a plug. Automotive fluids and used cooking oil can also be picked up.

 What Should I Do with Cardboard?

Cardboard can be recycled at the Materials Recovery Facility or at either of the two cardboard recycling locations:

  • Joiner Park
  • Behind the Twelve Bridges library
 Are Cans Serviced on Holidays?
 Holidays which fall on a weekday are serviced as normal.
What Should I Do if I Forget to Put Out My Can?
Please complete the Public Services Request Form to schedule a return pickup. The fee is $25.00 per can.
How can I apply for a temporary 3-yard bin?

Residents that have an active utility account, can apply for a temporary 3-yard bin.   Go to the Request for Utility Services page and review the bin information.