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Keep Your Recyclables Out of the Garbage!

The California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989 (AB939) required that local agencies divert from landfills at least 50% of their waste generated by the year 2000 and continue to meet this goal yearly. The City has met the goal and continues to meet their goal as required each year.

The City still encourages the residents and businesses in the City to continue recycling in order to help us comply with AB939. For more information on AB939 please visit www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Statutes/Legislation/CalHist/1985to1989.htm and for more information on the City's diversion rates and waste stream profiles please visit www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Profiles/Juris/Default.asp


Your green curbside cart is provided to store recyclable materials for collection. All recyclables can be mixed together in your cart. The following is a list of some of the acceptable items:

recycling container

  • Aluminum, steel & tin cans
  • Junk mail
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • Magazines
  • Plastic containers and bottles labeled 1-7
  • Colored paper & bags
  • Newspapers
  • Envelopes
  • Paper grocery bags
  • Shoe boxes
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes
  • Telephone books
  • Frozen food boxes

You may request up to two (2) recycling carts at no additional charge

Pleae keep in mind that residential customers are not the only ones that are able to participate in the City's recycling program. Commercial recycling is also strongly encouraged. Please contact Central Valley Waste Services at (209) 369-8274 to discuss commercial recycling opportunities.


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