Curbside recycling collection service is provided to residential customers that reside within the city limits of Vacaville and in the Solano County area surrounding Vacaville. Carts are available in 32- and 96-gallon sizes. For convenience, blue recycling carts are for comingled recyclables – allowing customers to place their recyclable materials in just one bin, rather than separating each material type into separate bins.

Recycling carts should be placed at the curb each week along with your gray garbage and green organics cart. If you need an additional blue recycling cart, or would like to change the size of your cart, contact Recology Vacaville Solano at (707) 448-2945.


Below is a list of what you can recycle in your blue recycling cart. You can also use to search for specific items.

METAL – Tin and Aluminum Cans

You do not need to remove labels or crush cans. Please rinse containers.
  • Food and beverage cans (aluminum, steel, and tin)
  • Clean aluminum pans
  • Aluminum foil
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Loose lids from jars
Please NO: coat hangers, scrap metal, fuel tanks or propane tanks


Remove lids and throw them away.
  • Glass bottles (from juice, soda, wine and liquor – clear, green and brown – CRV and non-CRV)
  • Glass jars (from spaghetti sauce, applesauce, and other food items)
Please NO: mirrors, light bulbs, ceramic, window panes, dishware, drinking glasses/mugs, and vases


You do not need to remove labels or caps. Please empty and rinse containers.
  • All #1 - #7 narrow-neck plastic bottles and jugs (water, soda, juice, milk, or other household products)
  • All California Redemption Value (CRV)
  • All colors
  • All non-bottle plastic (toys, trays, plastic tubs from margarine, butter or yogurt)
Please NO: plastic bags, garden hoses, Styrofoam, PVC or other piping


Please place all materials in your blue recycling bin
  • Junk mail, envelopes
  • Newspapers (including inserts)
  • Office paper
  • Magazines (includes glossy publications)
  • Chipboard (boxes from cereal, shoes, crackers or gifts)
  • Brown paper bags
  • Paperboard egg cartons (not Styrofoam)
  • Corrugated cardboard (cardboard with ridges – please flatten boxes)
  • Shredded paper (please place in paper bag)
  • Clean pizza boxes
  • Soft cover, paperback and phone books
  • Cartons (rinsed milk and juice cartons)
Please NO: Hardback books, carbon paper, photographs, facial or toilet tissues, plastic or foil lining from cereal or cracker boxes, paper contaminated by food, and thermal fax paper


California Redemption Value (CRV) recycling centers can reimburse you for the deposit you pay on many beverage containers in the State of California. (Eligible cans, for example, are labeled "CA CASH REFUND.")

When bringing your cans and/or bottles in for CRV redemption you will be paid at a minimum per pound rate. If you have 50 or less cans or bottles and they are all of the same material type, you can request a per unit rate to receive the same CRV redemption value that you paid upon purchase of the container. For more information contact CalRecycle at 1-800-RECYCLE (1-800-732-9253) or go to

  • Recology Vacaville Solano Recycling Center
    855 1/2 Davis St., Vacaville
    OPEN: Tues - Sat 9:00a-3:00p
    For more information call 707.448.2945
  • Lemire’s Recycling
    120 S. Orchard Ave., Vacaville
    OPEN: Mon - Sat 9:00a-5:00p
    For more information call 530.434.1017
  • Recycling Zone
    4989B Peabody Rd., Fairfield
    OPEN: Tues -Fri 8:15a-3:45p, Sat. 8:15a-2:45p
    For more information call 707.396.0078
  • Vaca Recycling
    1193 E. Monte Vista Ave, Vacaville
    OPEN: Mon - Sat 9:00a-5:00p, Sun 9:00a-3:00p
    For more information call 707.689.5023