Throwing things in the trash is not always the correct choice. Many of your household cleaners, FOG, fluorescent bulbs, paint and electronics need to be properly disposed of either through calling for doorstep pick up or by dropping them off at a Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
Doorstep Pick-Up Service
The Cities of Roseville, Auburn, Lincoln, SPMUD and Recology started providing a free FOG pick-up service. Residents simply call to schedule a pick-up time at their home. Pick-ups can occur as often as once a month.
There is also curbside pickup for electronic waste and batteries in certain areas
Auburn: 530-885-3735 (Recology Auburn Placer)
SPMUD Customers Only (Rocklin, Loomis, Penryn and Newcastle): 916-786-8212
Other Items Accepted for Pickup (each city is different so call for details)
- Electronic items such as televisions, computers, computer monitors and printers
- VCR’s, stereos, cell phones, telephones and radios
- Motor Oil, Motor Oil Filters and Automotive Batteries
Cooking Fats, Oils and Grease
- Must be sealed in a plastic container and marked
- Water Heaters
- Printer Cartridges
Universal Waste Items Accepted
- Common Household Batteries and button batteries like those found in hearing aids
- Fluorescent Tubes and Bulbs and Other Mercury-Containing Lamps (click here to find out what to do if a fluorescent light tube breaks)
- Older Thermostats that contain mercury
- Electrical Switches and Relays
- Pilot Light Sensors
- Mercury Gauges
- Mercury Added Novelties like greeting cards that play music when opened
- Mercury Thermometers
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR FOG PICKUP
- All cooking fats, oil or grease should be allowed to cool to room temperature
- Place cooled fats, oils or grease in a clear plastic container with a screw on lid
- All containers should be clearly marked “food grease” on the outside of the container
- Containers should only contain cooking related fats, oils and grease and no other material such as food scraps, water or garbage
Containers that are not clearly marked or contain garbage or other material in the container will not be picked up.
The City of Roseville will accept up to seven gallons of fats, oils and grease per scheduled pick-up.
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