North Area Recovery Station (NARS)

COVID-19 UPDATE:  No change to operational days and hours.  Face coverings are required in Department of Waste Management and Recycling buildings, facilities, and while on County property.

Secure Your Load!  It's the law. California State Vehicle Code Sections 23114 and 23115 require that loads be properly covered or secured in a manner that prevents any part of a load from falling out of a vehicle.  On September 22, 2020, the County Board of Supervisors approved charging a fee of $25 per load, effective November 1, 2020, for unsecured loads at the North Area Recovery Station (NARS) or the Kiefer Landfill.  The fee is intended to encourage customer compliance with State law in order to reduce roadside littering, and will provide some revenue to help offset the County's costs to clean up roadside litter and illegal dumping.  For the first six months from November 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021, the Department of Waste Management & Recycling (DWMR) provided educational outreach to customers who use these facilities to infor​m them of this law and the new $25 fee.  Beginning May 1, 2021, the $25 fee is being charged on unsecured loads at Kiefer Landfill and NARS.  You can secure your load by using tarps, straps, rope, bungee cords or netting.  Keep the load secured until reaching the tipping area.  This prevents littering on site. 


4450 Roseville Road
North Highlands, CA  95660

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Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day

Phone Number:

(916) 875-5555

Fees & Payment​​s:

The North Area Recovery Station accepts cash, credit card, or checks.  Businesses may apply for an account with Sacramento County by contacting Sacramento County's Consolidated Utilities Billing Service (CUBS) at (916) 875-5555. 

Acceptable​/Unacceptable Materials:  

The North Area Recovery Station is permitted to accept household waste from the public, businesses, and private waste haulers. This facility also accepts some recyclable materials and some hard to handle materials.  Customers are not required to be residents of Sacramento County.  There is a household hazardous waste facility located on this site but has different operating days and hours.  For more information on waste acceptability​, you can view the fees listed above, use the "How do I get rid of" feature in the information box to the right, or ​view​ our Solid Waste Acceptance Policy.


  • All loads delivered to the North Area Recovery Station must be covered or secured ((California State Vehicle Code Sections 23114. (a) and 23115. (a))
  • Do not remove tarps until you reach the tipping area.  This prevents littering onsite.
  • Stop at the scale house to pay required fees.
  • Follow signs for Recovery Station tipping area or recycling areas.
  • Drop off recyclable material in designated areas only.
  • Customers must onload all materials as directed by Recovery Station staff.
  • Drop off all other waste in the refuse tipping area as directed by staff

Additional information:

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