Recycling Procedures updated September 1, 2013.
Solid Waste Recycling Update
As you may be aware, the Kirkwood Meadows Public Utility District (District) provides Solid Waste services to many residents in the Kirkwood Valley. Together with ACES Waste Services, we are promoting the collection of recyclable materials in the valley to help comply with the current State mandate of 50% of all waste to be recycled and to prepare for a law that requires California to divert (recycle) 75% of its waste by January 1, 2020. Besides that, recycling is the right thing to do!
In order to help identify recyclables from normal household trash, the District will be providing orange recycle bags at no charge to all Kirkwood residences. These are available at the Kirkwood Meadows Community Services Building.
Recycling containers are also available to purchase at cost for $10.00 each.
Acceptable recycling items:
Aluminum cans, clean foil and containers
Clean cardboard (flatten boxes or cut to 2’x2’ squares)
Glass bottles, jars and containers (remove lids)
Clean paper, bags catalogs, cereal, cracker or shoe boxes, computer paper, construction paper, paper egg cartons, envelopes, junk mail, magazines, telephone books, white paper
Plastic bottles, jugs and jars
Tin and steel cans
Unacceptable Recycling Items
No dirty aluminum foil
No pizza boxes
No mirrors, light bulbs, drinking glasses, Pyrex, dishes, safety or auto glass
No food or moisture contaminated paper such as paper plates, cups, napkins, paper towels or tissues
No Styrofoam cups, waxed milk cartons, food trays packaging or packing materials
No plastic bags, plastic wrap, hoses, toys, plastic plates, cups or straws
No antifreeze, gasoline, motor oil
Thanks for supporting this effort and if you should have any questions, please contact the KMPUD at (209)258-4444.