Curbside recycling is a community waste reduction program that was implemented in response to the California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989. All California communities are required to divert 50 percent of their municipal solid waste from landfills or face stiff fines for non-compliance. These fines, if levied, would result in higher garbage collection rates for everyone.
In addition to conserving natural resources and achieving the state-mandated 50 percent recycling goal, the less you throw away, the less you pay! The cost of the recycling program is included in the garbage collection rates. These rates are based on the size of your garbage (gray) cart. So, the less you throw away, the less you will pay for garbage service. Weekly residential garbage service is available from Recology Yuba-Sutter in three cart sizes (32-, 64- and 96-gallon carts). For areas of Yuba and Sutter counties with curbside recycling and yard waste collection service, the basic service rate is for the standard 32-gallon garbage cart and there is no additional charge for recycling and yard waste collection. If you are finding that you regularly need a larger garbage cart, you can order a 64- or 96-gallon cart at an additional cost. This is one reason why it is important for you to reduce, reuse, and recycle everything possible from soda bottles to yard trimmings.
Blue Recycle Cart
The blue cart is for recyclable glass, plastic and paper products. These items go in the blue cart:
Place recyclables loosely in the blue recycling cart. (NO PLASTIC BAGS, PLEASE!)
If you occasionally have more recyclable material than your blue cart can hold, you can place a bag next to your blue cart. If you regularly have more recyclable material than your blue cart can hold, please call for a larger blue cart. Larger blue recycling carts are available at no additional cost.
Gray Household Waste Cart
The gray cart is where you put everything that is neither recyclable nor green yard waste. Do not discard hazardous waste of any kind in any of your carts.
Green Yard Waste Cart
The green cart is for your green yard waste, including:
Your driver will NOT collect your green yard waste container if it contains:
If you have more green waste in the Spring and Fall than your green cart can hold, you can bundle the excess and place it next to your green cart. If you regularly have too much green waste, additional green carts are available at no additional cost.
Christmas Tree Recycling
Yuba-Sutter residents have three options for recycling their Christmas Trees. Please make sure your tree is free of all tinsel, ornaments and the stand before sending it to be recycled. Flocked trees cannot be recycled and are sent directly to the landfill. Since wreaths and evergreen roping are generally made with wire or plastic backing, these items should be placed in your garbage cart.
Christmas Tree recycling options are:
Not everything is safe for curbside collection! Certain common things CANNOT be placed in ANY of your carts. Mechanical collection of these items could injure collection workers or pollute our environment when they are broken and crushed together in the collection truck. Mixing these items with recyclables or other waste stored in your carts could cause a fire or explosion or otherwise damage your property and health!
DO NOT PUT THESE ITEMS IN YOUR COLLECTION CARTS. See the Household Hazardous Waste page for disposal directions.
|For more information regarding curbside recycling and waste collection services, call Recology Yuba-Sutter at (530) 743-6933.|