News & Updates

North Area Recovery Station (NARS) Is Open: After a temporary closure, DWMR has sufficient staffing to safely reopen the North Area Recover Station (NARS) facility to the public on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, for its regular business hours. The Department appreciates its customer’s and the public’s patience while operations were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

​Proposed Residential Rate Increase: The Sacramento County Department of Waste Management and Recycling (County) is proposing a solid waste rate increase for residential customers. A notice of the proposed residential rate increases and public hearing date was mailed on 12-8-21 in compliance with Proposition 218. The notice included the amount of the proposed rate increase, the reasons for the proposed increase, and the basis on which the proposed rates were calculated. The public hearing will be on January 25th at 2:00 p.m. For more information on the proposed rate change, please visit the Proposed Residential Rate Increase Page​.​ 

​Facility Fee Increases – Weighed Loads:  Fee increases for weighed loads will be effective on January 1, 2022 at the North Area Recovery Station and Kiefer Landfill. These new fees are necessary to offset the rising cost of inflation in order for the County to continue providing solid waste services in a cost-effective manner and to achieve regulatory compliance with new State regulations. All other fees remain unchanged. For the complete list of fees, please visit the Facilities Fees page. ​

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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) provided educational outreach to customers who use these facilities to inform​ 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 Service: Some common​ items Cannot be accepted in Sacramento County recycling carts.  Film plastics, like plastic bags, plastic food wrap, plastic food storage bags, bubble wrap​, etc. goes in the garbage cart. Shredded paper (which must be bagged and placed in your garbage cart to prevent windblown litter).  Cartons - ​​There are two types of cartons.  Refrigerated cartons are for products such as milk, juice, cream, and egg substitutes and shelf-stable cartons are for products such as juice, milk, soy milk, soup, broth and wine.  Both should be placed in the garbage cart - January 2019.

CRV/Single Use Bags:  Due to COVID-19, California has temporarily suspended enforcement of bottle and can takeback requirements for California Redemption Value (CRV) containers.  Local retailers and recycling centers may determine whether or not to close or stop redeeming CRV during this time.  ​Visit CalRecycle's Beverage Container Recycling Center Finder​ to find a nearby CRV redemption center.  Residents are advised to call ahead before bringing CRV containers for redemption.  The single-use carryout bag ban has also been temporarily suspended. For the latest information on the impacts of COVID-19 on state waste management and recycling activities, please visit CalRecycle's COVID-19 Updates Page.​​

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