The Recycle Center is for Elk Grove Residents Only
If you have hard-to-recycle items that do not fit into your curbside cart such as large amounts of green waste, cardboard, or an appliance, then as an Elk Grove Resident you may bring up to one (1) load per month (the size of an average pick-up truck bed) to the Recycle Center at the Special Waste Collection Center at no additional charge.
Styrofoam (Packing Material)
- #6 type Styrofoam accepted
- Foam used for packing or cooler
- Clean food containers marked with a #6
- No flexible sheet of foam
- No packing peanuts (some local UPS stores accept this)
- All double-walled cardboard and shipping boxes of any size
- All cardboard should be flattened prior to placing it into the recycle bin.
- No coated cardboard i.e. waxed milk/ juice cartons.
All types of large scrap metal and items made predominantly of metal will be accepted. This includes I-beams, guard rails, pipes, bicycle frames (remove tires, seats, handle bar grips), metal doors, metal bedframes, aluminum items, steel and lead, lawn mowers (drained of oil and gas, If electric, remove battery before delivery).
Note: This facility is not a CRV center so we cannot offer cash back for recyclables.
We accept small amounts concrete (no rebar), rubble, brick, rock, soil, gravel, ceramic tile, and dirt. We can NOT accept dry wall, toilets, terra cotta pots, and porcelain.
Large amounts of clean concrete can be delivered directly to Rooco Rents & Materials located at 9182 Survey Rd. Elk Grove, CA 95624
Generally, this includes anything with a cord like blenders, vacuum cleaners, alarm clocks, toasters, washing machines, clothes dryers, hot water heaters, stoves, etc. Appliances containing freon willnotbe accepted, i.e. freezers, refrigerators, air conditioning units, and radiator heaters.
Note: Appliances with a circuit board are considered E-waste and can be disposed of at the Special Waste Collection Center or via curbside E-waste collection.
Green Waste and Yard Waste
Small amounts of green waste such as tree trimmings, leaves, weeds, branches, dead plants, brush, sod as lawn strips, pruning, milled lumber, wood, pallets, non-treated firewood, fallen trees, old fencing* will be accepted.
Residents may drop off one truck-size load (4 ft x 2 ft x 6 ft) of green/yard waste once per month.
We Do Not Accept:No Business / contractor waste
- No stumps with a diameter larger than 1 foot
- *No Treated Wood (railroad ties, telephone poles, fence posts, decking, landscape timbers, and tree stakes. Treated wood is often identified by staining from treatment (often light green) and/or incision marks on lumber.Please refer to treated wood list of approved contractors
*Note: We will not accept material transported in a business or contractor's vehicle. Waste must be transported in a privately-owned vehicle with no business markings.
Please Be Aware of the Following Regulations
- Elk Grove residents are allowed to dispose of recyclablesonce per month.
- No glass, mirrors, cloth fabric, mattresses
- Residents are limited to one truck bed size load (4 ft x 2 ft x 6 ft) of material per visit.
- Individuals from outside of Elk Grove are not allowed to use the Recycling Area.
- Recyclables, including yard waste or construction material, will not be accepted if transported in a company/contractor vehicle.
- We reserve the right to limit waste loads based on availability and/or source (i.e., non-residential).
- No Trash of any kind is allowed at the facility, only material that is 100% recyclable will be allowed. Thus, composite material (mix of metal and wood, or plastic and metal) will not be accepted.
No trash items will be accepted.