Recycling FAQ

What and Where Can I Recycle in Rio Dell?

Rio Dell residents now have curbside recycling as an upgrade to their garbage service provided by Eel River Disposal Company in Fortuna.

How do I sign up for curbside recycling?

To start service contact Eel River Disposal & Resource Recovery located at 965 Riverwalk Drive in Fortuna 725-5156

Do I need to have garbage service in order to get a recycling toter?

Yes, but you have an option of garbage service for a 20 gallon can vs. the traditional 32 gallon can, and if you actively recycle you will find the 20 gallon size can to be sufficient for a family of 4 to 6 people.

When is the recycling toter emptied?

The recycling toters are emptied the first and third weeks of the month on your normal garbage pickup day. Be sure that the toter is placed in a truck assessable area at least 5 ft. away from any other objects as this is an automated process and there needs to be room for the arm on the truck to pick up the toter.

Are there any other places I can recycle in Rio Dell if I do not have garbage service?

Yes, the City of Rio Dell encourages all of its residents to recycle at its drop off bin located in the parking lot behind City Hall at 675 Wildwood Avenue.

What can I put in the recycling toter or in the free drop off bin at City Hall?

Please see our Recycling Program page for a list of items that can and can’t be deposited in the toters or in the bin at City Hall.

Where can I recycle used motor oil?

Napa Auto Parts located at 33 Center Street is a used oil drop off site. Call 764-5632 for more information.

Where can I recycle my green waste?

Practice “Grasscycling” (mulching) of lawn clippings and leaves. This is actually good for your lawn or garden because the need to add bagged fertilizer is reduced. If you have more green waste PALCO in Scotia takes this for free. Call 764-2222 for instructions.