About Us


​The Department of Waste Management & Recycling (DWMR) manages the operations, maintenance, and development of the solid waste management system within unincorporated Sacramento County, which includes:​

  • Residential curbside collection services for garbage, recycling, organics, used oil/filters and bulky waste pickup to households in the unincorporated areas.​
  • Transfer and disposal services for residential, commercial, and self-haul customers at its North Area Recovery Station and Kiefer Landfill and drop-off facilities for household hazardous waste.
  • Regulation of commercial solid waste and recycling requirements for businesses/commercial​ and multifamily properties.​

Our vision is to be an exceptional organization:

  • ​Motivated to provide services that promote a clean and healthy environment for Sacramento County residents; 
  • Where every employee is valued; and 
  • To be recognized as the premier provider of waste management and recycling services.  

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in the unincorporated areas of 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; and 
  • Outstanding customer service.

Our Internal Culture:


Transparent communication

Empowered employees

Approachable management

Mission focused

Our Seven Guiding Principles are the core values of the department's culture.

  1. Commitment to Health, Safety, and Well-being
  2. ​​Responsible and Transparent Fiscal Management
  3. Employee Development
  4. Environmental Stewardship
  5. Dedicated Teamwork
  6. Operational Effectiveness
  7. Outstanding Customer Service​​

These seven principles provide the standards to which we exemplify our vision and fulfill our mission. 

Contact information can be found on our Customer Service page.

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Never miss your curbside collection day!​  The app is available to download in the app stores for both Apple and Android devices.​​

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