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What Happens to Your Recycling and Organics?

Yolo County Spring Recycling Flyer

Yolo County Spring Organics Flyer

Free Compost Available

Yolo County Free Compost Flyer

Under new state laws, Assembly Bill (AB 1826) and Senate Bill (SB 1383), the County of Yolo is required to work with a solid waste provider in your area that can best serve this mandate to increase diversion (recycling and composting) efforts in the rural portion of the County. As a result all single-family residents and duplexes (two units) are provided with the following mandatory services:

  • Household Trash (grey cart with grey lid)
  • Recyclable Materials (grey cart with blue lid)
  • Organic Materials (grey cart with green lid)

For prices please contact Customer Service.

Place all carts at curbside by 6:00 am on your scheduled collection day. Lids must be closed, and the lid opening must face towards the street. Carts should be placed side-by-side at least 3 feet apart and 3 feet away from parked cars or objects. As a courtesy to your neighbor, promptly remove carts after service.

Maximum Weight Limits
96 gallon carts: 250 lbs.

To avoid exceeding the weight limitation of the cart, or causing possible damage to the cart or collection vehicle, do not place rocks, concrete, bricks or dirt inside carts. Any items placed within the cart must fall out easily when the cart is being serviced. Please do not overfill or tightly pack items into the cart.

If the cart exceeds the weight limitation, the driver will attempt service and will notify the resident of the problem by leaving a Non-Collection Notice attached to the cart. However, if we are unable to empty the cart, the cart will be tagged and marked as “overweight.” It will then be the responsibility of the resident to make the correction and contact Waste Management for service.

Resident Responsibility for Cart
Waste Management will provide free of charge one free replacement cart (per type) every four years of lost or stolen containers and containers taken or damaged and one free replacement per year for graffiti on containers. Please contact Customer Service for cart replacements.

Prohibited Waste
Do NOT place the following materials in your carts:

  • Hazardous waste (products labeled toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, or irritant)
  • Medical waste (visit for an approved mail-in sharps container or visit for local information)
  • Paint
  • Oil and/or oil filters
  • Automotive batteries
  • Batteries of any kind
  • CFL bulbs (twisty bulbs) and/or fluorescent tubes
  • Tires
  • Hot ashes
  • Electronic waste (electronic equipment such as computers, TVs, cell phones, microwave ovens)
  • Toner/ink cartridges
  • Infectious waste (including used needles)
  • Dead animals (weighing more than 10 lbs.)

If these materials are found in the cart, it will be tagged with a Non-Collection Notice and will not be serviced. It will then be the responsibility of the resident to make the correction and contact WM for service.

Additional Services

Assisted Service
Assisted service for carts is provided at no extra charge for those customers physically unable to participate in the curbside program. Everyone residing at the residence must qualify for this additional service to apply. Please call 530-406-4332 for application.

Recycling Bins, Temporary Bins, Roll-Off Containers & Storage Bins
Contact Customer Service for more information about these additional services.