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Trash & Recycling


All information below is provided by Paso Robles Waste Disposal. For questions or more information about anything on this page, please contact Paso Robles Waste Disposal at 238-2381.

Curbside recycling in the City of Paso Robles is provided by Paso Robles Waste Disposal. They currently pick up green waste and household recycling to single-family residential customers and cardboard and white paper recycling to commercial customers. Paso Robles Waste Disposal, Inc. collects green waste and blue bin household recycling weekly. By getting all residents involved in recycling, our city is looking to meet the mandated 50% reduction of solid waste going to the landfill.

Green Waste

All green waste materials listed below can be placed into your 96-gallon green automated container. Remember, the lids must close.

  • Leaves
  • Plant prunings
  • Grass
  • Weeds with a minimum of soil
  • Tree trimmings
  • Clean yard waste

Place automated container on the street next to your trash and blue bin by 6:00 a.m. Be sure to have a 3-foot clearance on all sides. Lids must close on your green waste and trash containers. Trucks run on all holidays except Christmas, regular schedule, 51 weeks a year.

Clean green waste is a must. The green waste truck has a video camera to monitor green waste container contents as it is emptied. Containers contaminated with trash will receive a service charge of $7.40 per incident. Repeat offenders will have containers removed.

Old Garbage Can Recycling
If you don’t want your old metal or plastic trash can, put them out to be recycled. Just put them out empty and upside down on your regular pickup day and we will take them away.

Blue Bin Household Recycling

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic milk jugs, no waxed cartons
  • Tin, steel and bi-metal cans
  • Aluminum cans
  • Newspaper, magazines and catalogs
  • Junk mail, computer paper
  • School papers
  • Cereal boxes
  • Cardboard and chipboard (shoe boxes are made of chipboard)
  • Plastic containers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7

To receive an additional blue bin for household recycling, contact Paso Robles Waste Disposal at 238-2381.

Cardboard Recycling (For Commercial Businesses)

If you choose to participate in cardboard recycling, the following rules apply:

  1. If you have available space to place a cardboard bin, it must be placed on a level surface with easy access. We are happy to come out and discuss a location at your convenience.
  2. Lids must close; service is based on a level load. Over-filled bins cause spillage of materials during emptying. If you need to increase your service, please call our office.
  3. Cardboard bins are for cardboard only! NO WAXY OR PLASTIC COATED CARDBOARD. Any bins with trash will be left or can be emptied as trash for an additional charge. Cardboard can only be recycled if it is clean. Bins with contaminated cardboard will be left. If there are continuous problems, bins will be removed.
  4. In order for you to utilize bin space, boxes need to be broken down and flattened before being thrown in bin. If boxes are not flattened, the bin cannot empty properly.
  5. Cardboard may be emptied up to 5 times a week.

A Cardboard Contract must be signed in order for a container to be delivered. Recycling is very important. Thank you for participating in this program.

For more information on recycling, visit:
Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Conservation, Division of Recycling

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