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About Solid Resources

The City collects refuse, recyclables, yard trimmings, and bulky items from more than 750,000 homes. That’s an average of 6,652 tons per day.  Solid Resources personnel are dedicated to efficiently managing and operating:

Refuse and recycling: where does it come from?

  • 750 vehicles that collect refuse and recyclables
  • Closure of City landfills
  • Regional green waste mulching operations
  • Public education programs that teach backyard composting
  • A recycling program that diverts more materials from landfills – paper, cans, glass, yard trimmings – than is mandated by AB939 mandated (AB939 is the 1989 state law requiring cities to reduce flows to landfills) – about 220,000 tons per year
  • Research programs exploring alternatives to traditional landfill disposal

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Green waste processing for mulch

Education programs promote Solids Recycling and Reuse

Solids Resources has 1200 dedicated employees

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General Sanitation Information

1-800-773-CITY (2489)