Garbage & Recycling

Updates can be found below as services are modified due to the changing situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information is also available on websites or by telephone:
Recology Auburn Placer
(530) 885-3735

Western Placer Waste Management Authority
(916) 543-3960

Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal
(530) 583-7800

(Updated June 16, 2020)
Garbage Collection Service
Recology

  • Collection routes continue to operate as normal. 
    • Extra bags at curbside continue to be collected on normal collection days; charges apply.
  • Placer County residents west of the City of Colfax who do not subscribe to residential garbage collection can establish services by visiting their website or by calling (530) 885-3735.
  • Debris boxes continue to be available for delivery to homes; charges apply. Call to schedule.

Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal 

  • Collection routes continue to operate as normal. 
    • Extra bags and bulky items continue to be collected on normal collection days; charges apply.
  • Placer County residents east of the City of Colfax can establish service by visiting their website or by calling (530) 583-7800.
  • Debris boxes continue to be available for delivery to homes; charges apply. Call to schedule.

Garbage Self-Haul
Recology

  • Transfer Stations in Auburn, Meadow Vista and Foresthill are open with credit card and check payment only; NO CASH ACCEPTED.
  • Recycling Buy Back Center is closed and will not be re-opening.
  • April Green Waste Drop-Off pass will be honored through June, 2020.

Western Placer Waste Management Authority

  • Facility open daily with credit, debit and mobile payment (Google, Apple and Samsung pay) only; NO CASH ACCEPTED.  
    • All customers must wear a mask when visiting and maintain space from employees and other customers.
  • Recycling buy-back center is open.
  • April Green Waste Drop-Off pass for Recology customers will be honored through June, 2020.

Eastern Regional Materials Recovery Facility

  • MRF and Scalehouse open, Monday through Saturday with credit card payment only.
    • Masks and face coverings are required for entry.
  • Free HHW collection, by appointment (call 530.583.7800):
    • Every Friday, through September.
    • Third Saturday, beginning June 20.
  • Recycling Buy Back Center is closed until further notice.


The Environmental Utilities Division administers and manages the county-wide solid waste and recycling programs in eastern and western Placer County. 

County-owned facilities include the Eastern Regional Materials Recovery Facility in the Tahoe area, transfer stations in Meadow Vista and Foresthill, and four closed landfills.

The Division also provides administrative support and management to the Western Placer Waste Management Authority which owns and operates the Western Regional Sanitary Landfill and Materials Recovery Facility in unincorporated Roseville.

Recycling Centers

Learn more about recycling centers in:

Garbage Collection Rates