It's the Law

The California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989 (AB 939) required that local agencies divert from landfills at least 50 percent 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 its goal as required each year.

The City continues to encourage residents and businesses to recycle in order to help us comply with AB 939. For more information on AB 939 please visit California's Recycle website and for more information on the City's diversion rates and waste stream profiles please visit the Jurisdiction Diversion/Disposal Rate Summary.

Acceptable Items

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:

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

You may request up to 2 additional recycling carts at no additional charge.

Recycling Assistance

Save money and reduce waste by incorporating recycling into your waste service! Waste Management, the City’s franchised solid waste hauler, offers free waste assessments to evaluate current service and recommend improvements. To schedule an appointment, contact Waste Management at (209) 369-8274.

Polystyrene (Styrofoam) Recycling

Dart Container's Lodi facility, located at 1400 E Victor Rd, Lodi, recycles clean polystyrene foam, including foodservice containers. Polystyrene may be dropped off at any time of day in the grey collection bin located directly south of the plant's Victor Road entrance.  


  • All foam must bear the "6" symbol with chasing arrows.
  • Packaging "peanuts" are not accepted.
  • The polystyrene foam must be placed in see-through plastic bags and tagged with the name and contact information of the person leaving the foam.

Additional Information

For more information regarding polystyrene recycling, please contact Dart Container at (209) 333-8088.