News & Updates

CRV/Single Use Bags:  Due to COVID-19, California has temporarily suspended enforcement of bottle and can takeback requirements for California Redemption Value (CRV) containers.  Local retailers and recycling centers may determine whether or not to close or stop redeeming CRV during this time.  Visit www.bottlesan​dcans.com​ to find a nearby CRV redemption center.  Residents are advised to call ahead before bringing CRV containers for redemption.  The single-use carryout bag ban has also been temporarily suspended.  For the latest information on the impacts of COVID-19 on state waste management and recycling activities, please visit https://calrecycle.ca.gov/markets/covid-19.​

Residential Service Updates

Did you know? Some common​ items Cannot be accepted in Sacramento County recycling carts:  

  • Film plastics, like plastic bags, plastic food wrap, plastic food storage bags, bubble wrap​, etc. goes in the garbage cart.
  • Shredded paper (which must be bagged and placed in your garbage cart to prevent windblown litter). 
  • Cartons - ​There are two types of cartons.  Refrigerated cartons are for products such as milk, juice, cream, and egg substitutes and shelf-stable cartons are for products such as juice, milk, soy milk, soup, broth and wine.  Both should be placed in the garbage cart - January 2019.

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