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  • ​​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) has been providing educational outreach to customers who use these facilities to infom 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.

  • Residential Rate Increase Update At the public hearing with the County Board of Supervisors (Board) on January 12, 2021, the Board voted to increase residential solid waste collection rates with a $5.00 increase effective March 1, 2021, and another $5.00 increase effective January 1, 2022.  The $5.00 increase applies to the standard 30-gallon, 60-gallon, and 90-gallon garbage service which includes one recycling cart and one green waste cart.  The full rate schedule showing all Board approved rates is posted here.     

  • 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 https://dtsc.ca.gov/treated-wood-waste-variances/ 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. 
  • New Facility Fees: Effective November 1, 2020, there are new facility fees at the North Area Recovery Station and the Kiefer Landfill.  Visit the Facility Fees page for more information.

  • COVID 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.  For information on Countywide services, visit County Departments: What's Open/Closed/Modified​.  For Countywide COVID information, visit www.saccounty.net/COVID-19 for the most recent press releases and guidelines on COVID-19.​

How do I find my service day?

Never miss your curbside collection day!

With the SacGreenTeam mobile app, you can easily find your service calendar, sign up for collection reminders, report a missed service, and schedule a bulky waste pickup!  In addition, the app has a “How do I get rid of…” feature that allows you to search a database of hundreds of household items and the proper way to dispose of them. The app is available to download in the app stores for both Apple and Android devices. 

Select the icon below to download now!​

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How do I get rid of.....

Use the County's new tool to look up the name of a waste item and it will tell you how to recycle or dispose of it.

How do I schedule a Bulky Waste Pickup?

Go to t​he Residential Bulky Waste Pickup webpage to learn more about our program and to schedule an appointment. 

Our Mission

To further enhance the quality of life in the unincorporated areas within Sacramento County by providing: 

  • Solid waste management and recycling programs in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Public and employee health and safety
  • Stewardship of our natural resources and environment
  • Consumer protection
  • Outstanding customer service​ 

Our Vision

To be an exceptional organization motivated to provide services that promote a clean and healthy environment for Sacramento County, where every employee is valued, and we are recognized as the premier provider of waste management and recycling services.