Welcome to the City of Patterson Recycling & Solid Waste Home Page

The Solid Waste Management Division strives to integrate the mission and vision of the Department of Public Works by providing high quality services with outstanding customer service to residents, and businesses in the City of Patterson. By establishing comprehensive but attainable goals, the Solid Waste Management Division along with the, citizens of Patterson, will continue to save resources, energy, and landfill space while reducing pollution and trash tonnage.


  • In 2013, we collected 2,330 tons of recyclable materials. That’s 4,660,000 pounds of material diverted from your landfills.
  • On the other hand, in 2013 as well, we collected 10,000 tons of TRASH – that’s a lot of garbage – and we can reduce that amount dramatically!
  •  Our goal is to consistently meet the State mandate of recycling 50% of our waste every next year. WE NEED YOU! Please continue your efforts and encourage your family, friends, neighbors, and local businesses to participate in the City’s recycling program!

Recycling is Easy As … 1, 2, 3.

  1. Use your Blue Recycling Toter.  If it's full, use paper bags, cardboard boxes, old laundry baskets, etc. 
  2. Fill Blue Toter With Recyclables : Paper, Cans, Cardboard, and Bottles
  3. Put out all that you can – there is no limit to the amount of recycling you can put out.  The only rule is, Do not place recycling in plastic bags.

 Quick Tips

When is my Recycle day?
You can find your Recycle and Trash days by following the link below. Please Click: Garbage Route Map

Why Is Recycling Important?

Recycling helps sustain our environment, reduces and saves energy. It prevents pollution, decreases emissions of greenhouse gases which affect our climate, reduces the need for landfills and incineration, preserves natural resources, and even helps the economy by protecting and increasing the number of manufacturing jobs.

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