Recycling and Solid Waste
Curbside Recycling is Here!
Beginning in April 2011, City residents in single-family housing receives a 96 gallon blue recycling container similar to their current trash bin. Recyclable materials are picked up every other week. All recyclable materials can be combined in the same bin – there is no need to separate them. The program costs an additional $2.59 per customer.
What is Recyclable?
The following items can be deposited in any blue recycling bin:
• nearly all types of clean paper (newspapers, cardboard, paperboard, office paper, junk mail, magazines, phone books, catalogues, mixed papers, paper bags, etc.)
• milk and juice cartons
• plastics #1 through #7
• aluminum cans
• steel or tin cans
• small electronics
• pots and pans
• laundry baskets and rigid plastic
The following items can be recycled ONLY at specific locations:
• yard waste (Foothills landfill near Lohman and Sonoma Ranch)
• rechargeable batteries (Amador recycling center)
• styrofoam packing material (Amador recycling center)
• flourescent tube bulbs and compact fluorescent bulbs (Amador recycling center)
The following are NOT recyclable:
• sharp metal
• food waste
• food contaminated items (such as pizza boxes)
• textiles or clothing
• garden hoses or extension cords
• hazardous or medical waste
• motor oil bottles
Where Can I Recycle?
Single family residents can put all recyclable items in their curbside bin. Those without a personal bin can take their recycling to any of the commercial or school dropoff locations. A list of current dropoff locations can be found at the South Central Solid Waste Authority website