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Trim Your Waste

trim your waste

During the month of April 2018, Republic Services Employees* will randomly select residential recycle carts from 12 throughout the city and check their contents.

The first household in each area with no contaminants (i.e. trash) in their recycle cart will be awarded a $100 gift card.

At the end of the contest, winners will be contacted by Republic Services, inviting them to a City Council Meeting in April or May, where they will be recognized for their recycling efforts, awarded a $100 gift card, and entered into a drawing to win the grand prize, $200 gift card!

Eligibility:  Account must be current and in good standing to be eligible for either prize.

For questions about this program please contact Annah Rulon at 916-669-6868.

 *Republic Services employees, performing the bin audit, will be easily identifiable as a Republic Services employee.

Acceptable Materials

  • All plastic containers (#1-7)
  • Tin & steel cans
  • Aluminum cans and foil
  • All Glass bottles & jars
  • Small scrap metal
  • All Mixed paper (magazines, junk mail, office paper, computer paper, catalogs, paperboard, telephone books, paper grocery bags, paper egg cartons, envelopes, legal pad backing)
  • Aluminum foil & trays
  • Chipboard boxes (such as cereal, tissue boxes and shoeboxes)
  • Shredded paper (placed in a paper sack and stapled at the top)
  • Plastic film bags (plastic bags placed into one single bag and tied at the top
  • Rigid Plastic (kids toys – all metal must be removed)
  • Plastic-coated milk cartons


Typical items mistaken for Recyclables

  • Plastic wrap
  • Bubble wrap
  • Hoses
  • Waxed paper
  • Contaminated paper items
  • Incandescent light bulbs
  • Polystyrene
  • Clothing
  • Rugs
  • Carpet
  • Styrofoam
  • Food waste
  • Food wrappers contaminated with food

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