North Area Recovery Station (NARS)

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The North Area Recovery Station (NARS) accepts household waste from the public, businesses, and private waste haulers, a​s well as, some recyclable materials, a full range of household hazardous (special) waste and some hard to handle items. 

Secure Your​ Load!  It's the law​. Loads must be properly covered and secured.  

​NARS Construction and Delays is expected to last from spring 2023 to summer 2025.

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Commercial Customer Alert: JULY 26-28, 2024 SHED CONCRETE OVERLAY - Expect limited bay access and delays. If possible, postpone your NARS shed visit to avoid longer than usual lines and delays. We thank you for your patience. 

Improvements will increase customer safety and traffic efficiency, and include: New Waste Tipping ​Building; new scales; ADA sidewalk ​improvements; and fire​ sprinkler improvements. ​

Recent site improvements include: new entrance upgrades; additional truck scales; visitor restroom parking; and new right turn exit onto Roseville Road.​

Construction map of the North Area Recovery Station indicating four areas undergoing construction. 

​In 2020, NARS processed an average of 1200 tons of recyclables, trash, yard waste, and construction debris from the public. An average of 900 vehicles per day visited the facility. Thank you for your patience!

NARS Location:

4450 Roseville Road, North Highlands, CA  95660 - View us on Google Maps


Monday - Friday:   6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.*
Saturday, Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.*

Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day​

*NOTE: The NARS Household Hazardous Waste facility has different operating days and hours.​

Phone Number:​​

(916) 875-5555

Fees & Payment​​s:

The North Area Recovery Station accepts cash, credit card, or checks. Businesses may apply for a Sacramento County account by contacting Consolidated Utilities Billing Service (CUBS) at (916) 875-5555. 

Acceptable​/Unacceptable Materials:  ​

The North Area Recovery Station is permitted to accept household waste from the public, businesses, and private waste haulers. This facility also accepts some recyclable materials and some hard to handle materials. Customers are not required to be residents of Sacramento County.  There is a household hazardous waste facility located on this site that has different operating days and hours. 

For more information about accepted items, ​


  • All loads delivered to the North Area Recovery Station must be covered or secured ((California State Vehicle Code Sections 23114. (a) and 23115. (a))
  • Do not remove tarps until you reach the tipping area. ​This prevents littering onsite.
  • Stop at the scale house to pay required fees.
  • Follow signs for Recovery Station tipping area or recycling areas.
  • Drop off recyclable material in designated areas only.
  • Customers must onload all materials as directed by Recovery Station staff.
  • Drop off all other waste in the refuse tipping area as directed by staff

Additional information:

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