Why don't I have a recycle bin?

Recycling can be confusing, so we do it for you!

In Placer County, One Big Bin makes it easy for businesses and residents by using a mixed-waste recycling program. 

Sorting Process

The waste collected in your garbage can goes to one of our two regional Materials Recovery Facilities where we:

  • Process green and wood waste for composting or biomass
  • Provide for receipt and recycling/proper disposal of Hazardous Wastes
  • Receive and process source-separated recyclables
  • Recover recyclables from the mixed waste stream

Learn more about One Big Bin in western Placer County and One Big Bin in the Tahoe area (PDF).

Show All Answers

1. Who collects my garbage?
2. Why don't I have a recycle bin?
3. Can I get a green waste can?
4. Is One Big Bin good for the environment?
5. What happens to the garbage that isn't recycled?
6. How much does garbage service cost?
7. How do I get rid of old medications, sharps and syringes?
8. What is Household Hazardous Waste?
9. Where can I dispose of Household Hazardous Waste?
10. How do I properly transport Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)?
11. Where can I dispose of old batteries?
12. What is mandatory commercial recycling (AB 341) and what services are available?
13. What is mandatory commercial organics recycling (AB 1826) and what services are available?
14. What are the organic waste bin requirements (AB 827) for customers?