SOLID WASTE

SOLID WASTE

Weekly curbside waste collection is provided by Recology Vacaville Solano to customers that reside within the city limits of Vacaville and in the Solano County area surrounding Vacaville.

All customers* are provided with three 96-gallon carts: one gray garbage cart, one blue recycling cart, and one green organics cart. For information about your recycling and organics carts, visit our Recycling and Organics pages.

*Leisure Town residents may not have all services available. Please call Recology at 707-448-2945 for more information.

YOUR GARBAGE CART

Before you throw any items in your garbage cart, please consider if it is able to be reused or recycled. If you are unsure, please use Recology’s WhatBin feature to learn how to dispose of your unwanted items.

Please do not place the following materials in your garbage cart:

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS

Do not place these materials in your garbage cart – visit www.whatbin.com to learn how to dispose of these items

  • Construction debris, concrete, rocks, dirt
  • Electronic & Universal Waste – TV’s, computers, cell phones, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury switches, etc.
  • Hot ashes or coals
  • Household hazardous waste – paints solvents, motor oil, cleaners, corrosives, fuel tanks & propane tanks
  • Recyclable items such as glass, metal, paper, and plastic
For a list of accepted recyclable materials, please see our Recycling page

COLLECTION DAY TIPS

Putting your Toters in the right place helps everyone. Place all carts at the curb on your collection day by 6:00 AM with the handles toward the curb, the lid completely closed and at least 3 feet of space between each cart as well as other objects such as vehicles, lamp posts, and trees. Please do not block the sidewalk. Additionally, please be mindful of weight limits, as the trucks cannot lift more than 200 pounds.

For information about your neighborhood’s collection schedule, please visit our Collection Calendar

Still have questions? Please contact Recology Vacaville Solano at (707) 448-2945 or visit https://www.recology.com/recology-vacaville-solano/.

RECOLOGY VACAVILLE SOLANO

The City of Vacaville has an exclusive franchise agreement with Recology Vacaville Solano to provide weekly garbage, recycling, and organic waste pick-up services. Additionally, street sweeping is provided for our residents every other week. This franchise agreement grants Recology Vacaville Solano the exclusive right to provide all garbage services for the City of Vacaville. For details about the franchise agreement, please see a copy of City ordinance 8.08.040.

Billing for your garbage service occurs on a quarterly basis with bills being sent out in early April, July, October, & January. Prompt payment is appreciated. Payments may be made by mail by utilizing the enclosed envelope that comes with your bill or payments can be made in person at 1 Town Square Place upstairs from the Vacaville Public Library.

Additionally, Recology Vacaville Solano has implemented an automatic bill paying system called "E-Pay". To sign up for this system please visit https://www.recology.com/bill-pay/.

If there are delinquent balances on your account as of March 31st of each year, the amount is placed as a lien against the property to which the service was provided. It is very important that landlords ensure that tenants are paying their garbage bills since it is ultimately their responsibility as the property owner. Recology Vacaville Solano can be contacted at (707) 448-2945 to verify tenant accounts.

For more information, please visit https://www.recology.com/recology-vacaville-solano/.

RESIDENTIAL CLEANUP PROGRAM

If you have large or bulky items that are no longer needed, first consider if your items, such as sofas and tables, could be reused by others. By donating to one of the many non-profits in Solano County, not only will you be helping divert items from the landfill – you will also be helping a great organization.

If donating your items is not possible, the Residential Cleanup Program is a service provided to Vacaville and unincorporated Solano County residents to assist in the disposal of large and bulky items that don’t fit in curbside waste bins. Customers may request one free landfill pass and one curbside bulky item pickup each calendar year at no additional cost.

Schedule a pickup at least one day before you regular collection day and then place your items at the curb next to your gray cart. Write the letters “RCP” on a piece of paper and attached it to one of you items. To schedule a pickup or request a free dump pass, please call Recology Vacaville Solano at (707) 448-2945

ACCEPTED BULKY ITEMS

  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture
  • Metal Items, including scrap metal
  • Textiles
  • Carpet & paddding
  • Small and large loose items (up to 2 cubic yards of small items should be boxed or bagged)

LANDFILL

Garbage from Vacaville residents is discarded at Recology Hay Road. Residents may also self-haul trash to this landfill.

Hours of Operation: Open Daily 8:00am - 4:00pm

Recology Hay Road

For more information, visit https://www.recology.com/recology-vacaville-solano/hay-road-landfill/

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STREET SWEEPING

Street Sweeping is conducted every other week on the day after your regular waste collection. Please be sure all cars, basketball hoops and other obstacles are removed from the streets for efficient sweeping.

For more information on your street sweeping schedule, please visit Recology.