The City of Auburn has several ways for the residents and businesses to recycle to maintain compliance with the California State Assembly Bill 939 such as:
  • Convenient Drop Off Locations for Newspaper, Office Paper and Cardboard
  • Residential Blue Bag Recycling Program
  • Residential Green Waste Program
By reducing, reusing, recycling and buying recycled-content products every Californian can help to protect our environment and assist in keeping our states cities and countryside clean.

Recovering Recyclable Materials

City of Auburn's garbage that is collected - both residential and commercial - is processed at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where recyclable materials are recovered from the garbage, including:
  • Glass - all colors
  • Metal - ferrous/metallic items
  • Paper - All paper, including:
    • Cardboard
    • Junk Mail
    • Newspaper
    • Office paper
    • Paperboard
    • Phone books
    • Scrap paper
  • Plastic - many grades
  • Wood and green waste
The residual garbage that cannot be recycled is taken to the Western Regional Sanitary Landfill near Lincoln.

To learn more about the MRF process please visit Western Placer Waste Management Authority and One Big Bin.

Business Recycling

The City of Auburn and Recology Auburn Placer encourage businesses to recycle. Many local businesses and schools participate in recycling programs for cardboard, aluminum cans, glass and office paper.
For additional information please call either: City of Auburn at 530-823-4211, ext. 145 or Recology Auburn Placer at 530-885-3735.

Businesses interested in participating in the Placer Green Business Certification Program
are encouraged to call the Business Environmental Resource Center at 916-874-2100
or visit their website.

Residential Recycling

The City of Auburn and Recology Auburn Placer have implemented a residential recycling program called the "Blue Bag Program." Through this program Recology Auburn Placer will deliver "blue bags" to City residents. The "blue bags" are then placed next to or into their garbage can on their designated pick up day.

The following items can be placed in the blue bags:
  • All paper, including:
    • Copy paper
    • Envelopes
    • Junk mail
    • Magazines
    • Newspaper
    • Paper
  • Plastic containers - please remove the lids
  • Glass containers - please remove the lids
  • Aluminum and Steel/ Tin Cans

To request blue bags please call Recology Auburn Placer at 530-885-3735.