Upcoming & Special Events

Welcome to the Upcoming & Special Events page for the Recycling & Solid Waste section!

Please take a moment to look over upcoming and recurring Recycling Events in your neighborhood.

2015 Recycled Scrap to Sculpture Art Contest

In honor of Earth Day 2015, the City of Vallejo Recycling Division will be hosting the 5th annual Recycled Sculpture and Art work contest. Vallejo residents will be challenged to turn recyclable materials into masterpieces of art, and have a chance at winning up to $1000. Entries must be submitted to the 4th floor of City Hall between 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7th and 5 p.m. on Friday, April 10th. The art work will be judged on creativity, originality and the most imaginative use of recyclable materials. Winners will be announced at the Earth Day Celebration/Farmer's Market on Saturday, April 18th.


Recycling Rewards Program

In recognition of National Recycling Day, November 15, 2014, the City kicked off a year-long citywide Recycling Reward Incentive Program. This citywide incentive program requires residents, multi-family dwellings and businesses to recycle (and recycle properly) in order to be eligible to be rewarded.  The program will give participating residential garbage customers an opportunity to possibly be rewarded with one of twelve “packages” of a year of free garbage service and multi-family dwellings and business were eligible to receive $1000.00 off their garbage bill. 

Confidential Paper Shredding Events

On the third Saturday of each month, the City of Vallejo hosts a confidential paper shredding event at VALCORE Recycling. Residents and Businesses can watch via a monitor as their confidential documents are shredded. It is only $10 to shred up to 20lbs. of confidential documents. This event is open to anyone that wants to attend! For more information, call VALCORE at (707) 645-8258.


Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Program

Vallejo residents can safely dispose of expired, unwanted or unused medications (Pharmaceuticals) for FREE every Monday - Thursday, from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the Vallejo Police Department, 111 Amador St. Vallejo, CA. This program is for uncontrolled medications only. No sharps are allowed at this collection site. 


If you have any questions about the above events, or about adding your event to this page, please call 707-648-5346 or email us.