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General Questions

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  • If residents don’t use the correct organics container and they throw waste away in the regular trash bin, is there a fine or additional charge passed onto us?

  • Does the City of Folsom provide organic recycling? When does it begin?

  • What is considered organic waste?

  • What are the requirements to comply with SB 1383?

  • What is SB 1383?

Residential

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  • If I already have an extra recycling and/or green waste cans, will I be charged for the extra can(s)?

  • How do I collect my food scraps and organic waste inside my home?

  • Where do the bins need to be located?

  • Can I opt out of the organics recycling requirements?

  • How often will my green bin get picked up?

  • What will the added cost be per month for the required containers?

  • I currently have a backyard compost bin, can I be exempt from the rate increase or participating in the program?

  • What if I do not have a green waste bin?

  • How many containers do we need on the property?

Apartments (Multi-Family)

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  • Can we be exempt from organics recycling?

  • Do property managers or the city provide compost buckets or compost bags to each unit/resident?

  • What will the added cost be per month for the required containers?

  • Where do the bins need to be located. Do we have space?

  • How many containers do we need on the property?

Commercial

*If you are currently using an organics recycling bin from an approved hauler (Atlas or Republic), you are in compliance. 

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Will someone from the city be going to businesses to conduct inspections or provide educational information?

  • If my business does not generate enough organic waste, can we be excluded?

  • I am currently using an approved hauler to remove my organic waste. Can I start using the city’s organics service?

  • Do we have to have a special bin?

  • How will we be affected by SB 1383?