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COVID-19 Update:  All Department of Waste Management and Recycling's (DWMR) services and facilities are continuing to operate uninterrupted at this time.  Face coverings are required in DWMR buildings, facilities, and while on County property.  Visit County Departments: What's Open/Closed/Modified​ for the latest information. Visit the County's COVID-19 page for the most recent press releases and guidelines on COVID-19.​

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 inform​ 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.  

Treated Wood Waste: (fence posts, railroad ties, pilings, decking, etc.,):  Effective April 5, 2021, treated wood waste, which is any wood that has been treated with chemical preservatives, is accepted for disposal at Kiefer Landfill.  Residents are reminded to keep treated wood waste separate from any other items in their load.  Commercial generators/haulers/transporters are required to obtain a Department of Toxic Substances variance.  Visit DTSC to determine if you need a variance, and if so, what type.  Kiefer Landfill facility fees will apply.  Treated wood waste is not accepted at the North Area Recovery Station. 

Residential Service: Some common​ items Cannot be accepted in Sacramento County recycling carts.  Film plastics, like plastic bags, plastic food wrap, plastic food storage bags, bubble wrap​, etc. goes in the garbage cart. Shredded paper (which must be bagged and placed in your garbage cart to prevent windblown litter).  Cartons - ​There are two types of cartons.  Refrigerated cartons are for products such as milk, juice, cream, and egg substitutes and shelf-stable cartons are for products such as juice, milk, soy milk, soup, broth and wine.  Both should be placed in the garbage cart - January 2019.

CRV/Single Use Bags:  Due to COVID-19, California has temporarily suspended enforcement of bottle and can takeback requirements for California Redemption Value (CRV) containers.  Local retailers and recycling centers may determine whether or not to close or stop redeeming CRV during this time.  ​Visit CalRecycle's Beverage Container Recycling Center Finder​ to find a nearby CRV redemption center.  Residents are advised to call ahead before bringing CRV containers for redemption.  The single-use carryout bag ban has also been temporarily suspended. For the latest information on the impacts of COVID-19 on state waste management and recycling activities, please visit CalRecycle's COVID-19 Updates Page.​

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