Natomas Cares: Recycling to Raise Money for Charities

Jacob Albretsen

Jacob Albretsen / Courtesy Photo

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Natomas resident Jacob Albretsen is collecting recyclables to help raise money for autism research and other non-profit groups.

“I have Asperger’s, which sort of means that I have a ton of great ideas but sometimes social situations are more difficult for me,” said Albretsen, 22, on a flyer created for his fundraiser. “I’m a great recycler, however, and I’d like to ask for your help with recycling.”

Albretsen’s goal is to recycle as much as possible in the Natomas neighborhood.

“With the money collected by recycling, I will donate 60 percent of the collection proceeds to Autism Speaks and a second charity,” he said. Last week he collected about $35 for charity.

The charities Albretsen plans to donate proceeds to also include the Intracranial Hypertension Research Fund, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association National & American Kidney Funds, St. Jude’s and the ASPCA.

Albretsen is collecting plastic CRV containers and aluminum cans only – not glass – and prefers recyclables be presorted at the time he picks them up.

Pickups are the first and third Friday of each month at no cost; Albretsen will provide bags upon request.

For more information or to schedule a pickup, contact Albretsen at marjac1991 at 


  1. Jacob Albretsen says

    Hey @NatomasBuzz can you please edit the email address and change the @ symbol to (at)? I’m trying to reduce spam emails that I get. Thank you!

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