Folsom Rate Hike

Waste collection expected to rise 34 percent for typical household

Folsom, Calif.- On December 14, the Folsom City Council approved utility rate increases needed to support the operational and capital requirements determined for running the organic waste recycling program mandated by SB 1383.

The new rates will appear on your utility bill for solid waste services beginning in January 2022.The cost for waste collection at the typical household will increase from $34.50 per month to $46.25 per month. (A 34% percent increase)

The rate increases are needed to comply with the unfunded state mandate under SB 1383 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The state-mandated programs significantly increase costs.

Folsom’s organics recycling program includes weekly collection of all organic materials from residents and businesses, community outreach and education, procurement of products made from recycled organic material, edible food recovery, and enforcement.

Learn more about Folsom Solid Waste Utility Rates

Overview SB 1383, Lara

Short-lived climate pollutants: methane emissions: dairy and livestock: organic waste: landfills.

(1) The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency charged with monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases. The state board is required to approve a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit equivalent to the statewide greenhouse gas emissions level in 1990 to be achieved by 2020. The state board is also required to complete a comprehensive strategy to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, as defined, in the state.

This bill would require the state board, no later than January 1, 2018, to approve and begin implementing that comprehensive strategy to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants to achieve a reduction in methane by 40%, hydrofluorocarbon gases by 40%, and anthropogenic black carbon by 50% below 2013 levels by 2030, as specified. The bill also would establish specified targets for reducing organic waste in landfills.

Full Text of SB 1383