Department Highlights

What to do with those unused or expired medications.
Sacramento County residents have two ways to safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

1. Don't Rush To Flush is a program that provides secure "take back" bins at several locations throughout Sacramento and Yolo counties. This is a safe and convenient way to dispose of unused or expired medications so they are not "flushed" into the water system. The goal of the Don't Rush To Flush program is to protect public health, the environment, and our streams, rivers, and fisheries. Click here for locations
2. Place unused or expired medications in your garbage cart. That garbage ends up at the County's landfill. We recommend removing any labels or other identifying information.

PaintCare Program Launched in California

Sacramento County residents now have many more options for recycling old paint. PaintCare offers convenient paint recycling drop-off service at numerous paint retailers throughout Sacramento County and around the State. Details...

WMR Receives International Award

The Solid Waste Association of North America recognized our Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems with the Gold Award. See the news release for details and read the award-winning submittal.

New Containers Being Rolled Out!

You may have recently had your curbside container(s) replaced. Learn more about our new color-coded containers for garbage, green waste, and/or recycling. Read about which materials should go - and should not go - in which containers! Details...

Cal Recycle Grant for TDA Use at Kiefer Landfill

In recent years, DWMR has utilized tire derived aggregates (TDA) as a replacement material for a high permeability aggregate and rubble in roadway and tipping pad construction. The California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) supplied TDA via a grant for the initial project. Subsequently, DWMR was awarded a $259,000 grant for the utilization of TDA at the Kiefer Landfill. As of June, 2013, over 209,000 passenger tire equivalents have been recycled. Recycling and reuse of waste tires is a significant initiative for CalRecycle Details...



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