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.

Holiday Recycling Information

Americans throw away 25% more trash from the end of November through the New Year, the California Department of Resources Recovery and Recycling (CalRecycle) reports. This extra waste amounts to 25 million tons of garbage, or about 1 million extra tons, per week nationwide. With this in mind, local governments are urging residents to reduce, reuse, and recycle during this holiday season. Vallejo residents can put their holiday waste – cans, bottles, greeting cards, gift boxes and wrapping paper – in their blue curbside recycling cart.  For more information on recycling and reducing waste during the holidays, visit www.holidayrecycle.com.

Christmas Tree Recycling

 Tis The Season To Recycle Christmas Trees! You can have a local non-profit group pickup your Christmas Tree For $5 or you can drop-off your tree for free at VALCORE Recycling for free. Please be sure to remove all ornaments and tinsel.

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.