Solid Waste & Recycling

Solid Waste & Recycling

The Districts current contract for waste and recycling is through a franchise agreement with El Dorado Disposal that expires on June 30, 2030. The Districts responsibilities in this area are to:

  • Monitor compliance with the ordinance and Franchise Agreement
  • Assist in resolving customer complaints
  • Coordinate and manage community events such as the Community Clean-up Day & Christmas Tree Chipping Program
  • Monitor delinquent accounts, including assessing liens when necessary.

A copy of the contract with Waste Connections of California, DBA El Dorado Disposal Service can be found here.

In 1962 the District was empowered to collect and dispose of residential and commercial garbage and refuse matter within District boundaries. An ordinance establishing mandatory garbage service also provided rules and regulations governing refuse disposal, fees, and services. In March 2003 the Board of Directors adopted a more comprehensive multi-cart recycling program, improving the District's ability to meet the State of California's landfill diversion mandate, AB939.

For additional information see:

Public Hearing on June 13, 2024
There will be a public hearing at the June 13 Board of Directors Meeting to discuss the below proposed rate increases.
El Dorado Disposal Service Proposed Rates 07/01/2024
Per month service fee table
Service Level Current Rate CPI Rate Adjustment (7.349%) Rate after CPI adjustment
35G CAN WEEKLY $36.71 $1.45 $38.15
35G CAN WEEKLY SR $27.34 $1.08 $28.42
64G CAN WEEKLY $39.01 $1.54 $40.55
64G CAN WEEKLY SR $35.11 $1.38 $36.49
96G CAN WEEKLY $51.95 $2.05 $54.01
96G CAN WEEKLY SR $46.76 $1.84 $48.61

SB 1383 State Mandated Organic Food Waste Diversion
California has adopted regulations requiring the separation and collection of your household food waste.
In order to meet these new regulations El Dorado Disposal has developed a program to minimize costs by allowing food waste to be collected along with your yard waste. The food waste/green waste mix will then be taken to a composting facility where it will be composted into a renewable resource. 

To learn more about SB 1383 go to the Cal Recycle website here.

The El Dorado Hills CSD area will begin the food waste program July 1, 2022. 

Public Announcement Released July 15, 2022

Food waste is to be placed in the yard waste container (with the green lid), for organic disposal. Another container will not be provided for this collection. The Yard & Food waste container will be serviced every other week on your normal yard waste week. All food waste is accepted including but not limited to: fruits, vegetables, meat, bones, and cooked foods. Please see the frequently asked questions document and brochure with further information below.

Frequently Asked Questions
Organic Waste Collection Brochure

Community Cleanup
Saturday, May 4, 8am-2pm
Hills Church: 800 White Rock Road, EDH
FREE for EDH Residents. 
Non-EDH Residents are charged $20.00 per load.
     Gently used Household Items, Sinks
     Furniture, Sleeper Sofas
     Green Waste, Fence Material
     Barbecue's (no propane cylinders)
     Toys (remove all batteries), Bikes, Sports & Exercise Equipment
NOT Accepting:
     Appliances (of any kind)
     Refrigerators, Mattresses, & Box Springs
     Commercial Waste
     Construction Debris: Concrete, Drywall, Insulation, Plywood, Rocks, Stucco, Siding, Pressure Treated Wood
     Dead Animals  
     Air Compressors, Landscape Equipment with gas or oil in it.  Motor Oil, Propane Cylinders, Tires  
     Hazardous Waste: Paint, Solvents, Chemicals, Batteries, Herbicides, Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals, Florescent Bulbs