North Area Recovery Station (NARS)

North Area Recovery Station (NARS) Construction Delays
August 2021 - May 2022. 
There will be no change in operational days or hours.

Customers using this facility should expect possible delays, heavy equipment on site, and changing traffic patterns.  Improvements will increase customer safety and traffic efficiency, and include: 

  • New scales and new scale houses
  • New entrance upgrades
  • Improved visitor parking
  • New right turn exit onto Roseville Road

Construction map of the North Area Recovery Station indicating four areas undergoing construction.

In 2020, NARS processed an average of 1200 tons of recyclables, trash, yard waste, and construction debris from the public.  An average of 900 vehicles per day visited the facility.  Thank you for your patience!

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. Loads must be properly covered and secured.  


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​, 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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