Solid & Hazardous Waste

Residential Green Waste Program


Recology Auburn Placer offers a Residential Green Waste Program. The program allows residential customers to place their green waste in a separate green toter. Recology Auburn Placer then collects and transports the green waste to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) near Lincoln, CA. The MRF then uses the green waste to produce composting material for resale at the MRF.

Any questions regarding the Green Waste Program please call either the City of Auburn at 530-823-4211, ext. 145 or Recology Auburn Placer at 530-885-3735.


Household Hazardous Waste


Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is illegal to dispose of within your household garbage. HHW include:
  • Electronics
  • Paints
  • Household batteries and cleaners
  • Automotive batteries and fluids
These items are generally accepted free of charge for households at theMRF's HHW Facility. There is a maximum of 15 gallons or 125 pounds per visit. For more information please call 916-543-3960. Some HHW can be accepted free of charge at the Auburn Transfer Station, please call for more information 530-885-3735.


Solid Waste Hauler


Recology Auburn Placer is the City of Auburn's franchised refuse collection hauler for residential and commercial customers. The Services Recology Auburn Placer provides are:
  • Auburn Transfer Station
  • Convenient Battery Drop Off Locations
  • Debris Box Rentals
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Sharp Drop Off Locations
  • Solid Waste Collection Rates (PDF)
  • Weekly Garbage Service
  • Weekly Green Waste Collection
  • Yearly Cleanup Day

Used Paint


California's PaintCare Program is a result of Assembly Bill 1343 (Huffman), passed in 2010. California is the second state in the U.S. to enact industry-supported, paint stewardship legislation. The legislation is further clarified through regulations. This model legislation ensures environmentally-responsible management for post-consumer (leftover) architectural paint and relieves local and state governments of the economic burden of post-consumer paint management. California's PaintCare Program began October 19, 2012.

If you have leftover paint that you want to dispose of, there are several retail locations in Auburn that will take your paint and recycle it at no cost to you. Its is highly recommended that you contact the specific retail store prior to driving to the location to verify the specific quantity limits, as they may vary.