Recycling & Disposal

The City of Soledad encourages our residents to get involved in recycling.  All recycling programs available to Soledad residents are provided by the Salinas Valley Recycles.  In addition to the recycling bins provided to all utility customers, there are many free and some paid programs to collect items that can be recycled.  Additional information can also be found at Tri-Cities Disposal & Recycling Service, Inc.

Find out what’s included in your trash and recycling services

Find out what’s included in your trash and recycling services from Tri-Cities Disposal & Recycling. Click on the link to the left to learn more about the services provided to residential, business, and multi-family complex customers in Soledad. New programs such as curbside collection of bulky items and curbside residential household battery recycling have been recently added and are included with your service.

Do you know what you can recycle as a part of your normal garbage services?

For information about what can be picked up at your residence as part of your weekly waste, recycling, and yard waste services, please visit the Salinas Valley Recycles’s Guide to Recycling or their website on Curbside Recycling in Soledad.

Do you know that state law (AB 341, Stats 2011) requires that businesses and multifamily complexes participate in Recycling Programs?

California State Law AB341 (2011) requires commercial entities that generate four or more cubic yards of waste per week and all multi-family complexes of five or more units to implement recycling programs. Blue cart and cardboard recycling are included in the price of your commercial service.  Tri-Cities Disposal & Recycling service has recycling and waste diversion experts on staff who will be happy to assist your business or apartment complex with implementing a recycling program.  For more information on AB341 please refer to the Salinas Valley Recycles AB341 Brochure or you can visit the Salinas Valley Recycles website or CalRecycle website. 

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What YOU can do to Help the Environment & Your Community

There are many items we have in our homes and businesses that do not belong in the trash or recycling, and should not be flushed down the sink or toilet.  Take a moment to learn more about the safe and legal disposal of special wastes that we encounter in our communities every day.  The City of Soledad is committed to providing residents and businesses with information and solutions that protect the air, water, land, and the people who live in our community.

In July of 2018, Tri-Cities Disposal & Recycling began a household battery recycling pilot in Soledad. The pilot program is for residential customers only and has specific rules and guidelines. Batteries must be contained in a zip-top bag no larger than quart size and placed on top of the blue mixed recycling cart on your regular curbside collection day. Please see the flyer for this program for additional details. Questions can be answered by Tri-Cities Disposal & Recycling during regular business hours (Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM) by calling toll-free to 1-888-678-6798.

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Did you know that as of April 1, 2016, California State Law AB1826 (2014) will require commercial businesses to recycle their organic waste?

State Law AB1826 (2014) will require that commercial businesses recycle their organic waste on and after April 1, 2016, depending on the amount of waste they generate per week. For more information on AB1826 please visit the CalRecycle website.

Did you know that you can request a free Used Motor Oil and Filter Bag to put out with your normal garbage services?

Get a free used oil container and filter bag by calling Tri-Cities at (888) 678-6798 or pick them up at a participating used motor oil collection centers. Please do not use any other container.  For more information, please visit the Salinas Valley Recycles’s website about on “Curbside Used Motor Oil & Filter Recycling“.

Did you know that there are programs to recycle appliances, batteries, e-waste, and even cooking oil?

For information about these recycling programs and many others, please visit the Salinas Valley Recycles’s website about Recycling Other Materials in the Salinas Valley.

Do you want to dispose of any household hazardous waste such as paint or automotive products?

For information please see Salinas Vally Solid Waste Authority’s Recycling Guide Brochure or visit the Salinas Valley Recycles’s website or call them at (831) 775-3000.  You may also call Tri-Cities Disposal & Recycling, our garbage services provider, at (888) 678-6798.