Put in Garbage

Residents can drop off newspapers, glass, and plastic soda bottles (plastic #1 and #2 only) for recycling at the locations below. Please put only clean newspaper, plastic and glass bottles in the bins. Any contaminants, such as food or liquids, render the material nonrecyclable. 

McBean Park
Map & Directions
Drop Off Area: Near Football/Baseball Stadium in the D Street Parking Lot

Joiner Park
Map & Directions
Drop Off Area: Joiner Parkway and Nicolaus Road; Box Located Behind Parking Lot

Twelve Bridges Library
485 Twelve Bridges Drive
Map & Directions
(916) 434-2410

Newspaper Bag

Recycle Bag with Other Plastic Films

Newspaper bags can be recycled with plastic film, which are recycled separately from plastic container recycling. Find out how to recycle plastic bags and film.


Compost It

You can compost newspapers because they are made from paper that is clean and non-treated; almost all modern newspapers are printed using a plant-based ink.

Ways to Reuse


Use as Packaging

Consider using newspaper for packaging instead of bubble wrap. Bubble wrap and packing peanuts cannot be recycled, while newspaper is cheaper and more eco-friendly.

Did You Know?

How Paper Gets Recycled

Newspapers make up the largest portion of curbside recycling programs in weight and volume.