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:

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