RESIDENTIAL ORGANICS SERVICE
Residential organic waste collection is provided to all customers residing within the city limits of Vacaville. Residential customers receive one 32- or 96-gallon green organics cart to collect a variety of organic materials for recycling.
Organic waste is used in a number of recycling processes, such as composting. Organic waste recycling produces rich compost which can be used by local residents and farmers, rather than going to waste in a landfill.
For questions about residential organic recycling service, contact Recology Vacaville Solano at (707) 448-2945 or visit www.recology.com.
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ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS Please place these materials in your green bin.
Food-Soiled Paper & Cardboard
NOTE: Tree and shrub prunings must be cut small enough to fit inside the cart with the lid completely closed. Extra tree and shrub prunings may be placed in 32 gallon cans with lids and handles or bundled no larger than 2’x3’, using twine (no wire), then placed next to the green bin on your collection day.
UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS Do not place these materials in your garbage cart – visit www.whatbin.com to learn how to dispose of these items
All single-family residential customers are provided with a complimentary kitchen pail to conveniently collect and dispose of kitchen scraps in the green organics cart. To request a replacement pail, contact Recology Vacaville Solano at (707) 448-2945.
FREE COMPOST GIVEAWAY
Free compost is available to Vacaville residents at Recology’s Jepson Prairie Organics facility located next to the Recology Hay Road Landfill at 6426 Hay Road in Vacaville. Residents may self-load up to four (4) cubic yards of compost per day. For questions, contact Jepson Prairie Organics at (707) 249-1338.
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JEPSON PRAIRIE ORGANICS
Jepson Prairie Organics
- 6426 Hay Road, Vacaville, CA 95687
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Organic materials collected within Vacaville city limits are brought to Jepson Prairie Organics for processing. Jepson Prairie Organics is one of the largest food scrap composting operations in the nation, processing approximately 100,000 tons of organic material. The materials are used to produce a variety of compost and soil amendment blends.
Jepson Prairie Organics also serves as a green waste or food waste drop off center. Disposal fees may vary.
For more information, visit Jepson Prairie Organics Website