Commercial Solid Waste Haulers

Effective July 1, 2021, haulers who collect, transport, and dispose of commercial solid waste within the unincorporated County of Sacramento must have a current, valid County Franchise issued pursuant to Chapter 6.20 of the Sacramento County Code per Item 29 from the March 23, 2021 Board Meeting.

County Franchise Application Process  

Applicant must submit a completed Franchise Application ​with all required attachments to:

Applications must be submitted by April 16, 2021 to ensure the County Franchise Agreement is executed by July 1, 2021 when current SWA Franchises expire.​ 

Applicants must:  ​​ 

  1. Review the County Franchise Agreement. Upon submittal of a completed application and Board of Supervisors approval, the applicant will be required to sign the agreement and abide by the requirements.

  2. Complete the Annual ​Diversion Plan.  

  3. Submit the required Vehicle Inventory Form.  Vehicles will be inspected by the County Environmental Management Department (EMD) by mid-June.  Submissions in any other format will be rejected.  Once County staff deems the application complete, EMD will contact haulers to schedule vehicle inspections.    

  4. Submit the required proof of insurance. A valid and current Certificate of Insurance is required to name the County as the Certificate Holder, and as additional insured. 

         The Certificate Holder must read​:       

               County of Sacramento, Department of Waste Management and Recycling
              10863 Gold Center Drive
              Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 ​

         The Additional Insured language must read:

             The County, its officers, officials, employees, agents and volunteers are to be covered

             as Additional Insured. 

    5. Submit Letter of Credit or vehicle refundable cash deposit for financial review*

    6. Submit Sheriff Clearance Form to the Sacramento Sheriff's Department* 

    7. Submit the required application fee.*

*The County will waive the $1,000 application fee, the Sheriff Clearance/Live Scan requirements, and financial review for all franchisees that held an active Sacramento Regional Solid Waste Authority (SWA) Franchise through June 30, 20​21. 

Application Webinar

On March 18th at 9 a.m. the City and County of Sacramento hosted a joint webinar on the new application process for both jurisdictions. A link to the recording and the presentation are below.​

Recording Link (Link Passcode: .+XuI9zZ): Webinar Recording
Presentation: Webinar Presentation


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