Upcoming & Special Events

Welcome to the Upcoming & Special Events page for the Recycling & Solid Waste section!


 Free Dump Day 2017 - July 8, 2017


In 2016 the Public Works Grounds Maintenance section removed more than 2 million pounds of illegally dumped materials on the streets of Vallejo.

In an effort  to give residents an alternative to illegal dumping,  the City of Vallejo is working with Recology Vallejo to host a FREE Dump Day on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  on Railroad St. on Mare Island in  Vallejo, CA.

This FREE Dump Day is open to  Vallejo Residents only and proof of residency will be required to participate. 

Acceptable items include
: Tires, Furniture, Mattresses, Refrigerators, Garbage, Yard Waste, All Appliances, E-Waste (anything with a plug) and metal objects. 

Unacceptable items include
:  Household Hazardous Waste,  Chemicals, Sharps or Medical Waste  and Construction and Demolition Debris.

Residents will be allowed to make multiple trips throughout the event.

PLEASE NOTE: NO U-HAUL or BOXTRUCKS over 10Ft. will be allowed!!

Vallejo residents wishing to participate in the FREE Dump Day Event must enter from Highway 37 entrance on to Mare Island, as there will be NO Mare Island Causeway Bridge access for FREE Dump Day participants.  You can view a map of the dump site and directions to access it here

For more information or questions regarding this upcoming event should contact the City of Vallejo Recycling Coordinator at (707) 648 -5346  or Recology Vallejo at (707) 552-3110.

 2017 Free Dump Day
Dump Day Map

Confidential Paper Shredding Events

On the third Saturday of each month, the City of Vallejo hosts a confidential paper shredding event at VALCORE Recycling. Residents and Businesses can watch via a monitor as their confidential documents are shredded. It is only $10 to shred up to 20lbs. of confidential documents. This event is open to anyone that wants to attend! For more information, call VALCORE at (707) 645-8258. Click here for the flyer.

Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Program

Vallejo residents can safely dispose of expired, unwanted or unused medications (Pharmaceuticals) for FREE every Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the Vallejo Police Department, 111 Amador St. Vallejo, CA. This program is for uncontrolled medications only. No sharps are allowed at this collection site. Click here for the flyer.

If you have any questions about the above events, or about adding your event to this page, please call 707-648-5346 or email us.