Waste and Recycling Collection Services: SWA logo

Commercial solid waste collection services are regulated by the Sacramento Regional Solid Waste Authority (SWA) following regulatory requirements established by the State of California. Our collection services are not extended to businesses. The SWA maintains a list of companies that provide commercial waste collection as well as recycling collection services. 

Our County's focus is in the areas of Construction and Demolition waste, and management of small amounts of business-generated hazardous waste.

Business-generated Hazardous Waste:

Businesses that produces less than 220 pounds (approximately 27 gallons) of hazardous waste or 2.2 pounds of extremely hazardous waste per month are classified as Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQGs). These wastes are managed as follows;

  • Fees are charged for business-generated (CESQG) hazardous waste. We accept cash, check, or credit cards. Here is the CESQG fee schedule effective July 3, 2014.
  • Materials are accepted by appointment only at the North Area Recovery Station on any Wednesday of the month between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and noon, by telephoning 916-876-9458 at least five days in advance.  An inventory of materials must be given at this time.
  • Materials must be transported in spill and leak-proof containers, clearly labeled as to content. Containers cannot exceed five (5) gallons in capacity.
  • California state law prohibits the transportation of more than five gallons or 50 pounds of hazardous waste without a hazardous waste hauler's license.  To transport more than five gallons or 50 pounds of hazardous waste to a facility, a transportation variance obtained by the Department of Waste Management and Recycling.
  • Businesses and apartment managers for residences residing within the City of Sacramento city limits should call 916-379-0500 x209 for information regarding hazardous waste disposal. 

Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste

Sacramento County has worked closely with the building community to develop a C&D program that is simple and streamlined. Regulated by County Ordinance, the program is as easy as 1-2-3...Details...

Free and confidential permitting and environmental compliance assistance to businesses on behalf of local government in the greater Sacramento area, to promote business success and environmental quality.  The Annual BERC Awards honors the top performers in the program who have implemented outstanding achievements in Energy Conservation, Water Conservation, Pollution Prevention, Solid Waste Reduction, Green Building and Transportation/Air Quality. 


Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Program:Sustainable Businesses logo

Regional partnerships that encourages businesses to adopt sustainable practices. Certifies and promotes businesses throughout the greater Sacramento area that take voluntary actions to conserve energy, water,
reduce waste, pollution, recycle and purchase recycled products, improve air quality, and implement green building measures. Sponsored by the Sacramento Regional Solid Waste Authority (SWA), Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the Regional Water Authority (RWA), and the Water Forum and operated by the Business Environmental Resource Center.


Sacramento Regional Recycling Market Development Zone (SRRMDZ) Loan Program:
The California RMDZ program was created to provide low-interest loans up to $2 million dollars to eligible businesses and non-profits that use secondary (post consumer or post industrial) waste materials to manufacture new products or that reduce the waste resulting from the manufacture of a product.  To be eligible, businesses must be located within the Sacramento Regional Recycling Market Development Zone (SRRMDZ).  The Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC) is the administering agency for the SRRMDZ