The Solid Waste Program in Placer County focuses on the handling and disposal of non-hazardous solid wastes, sometimes referred to as refuse, such as garbage and rubbish, including yard wastes, and construction and demolition debris. (Solid Waste does not include human sewage.)
Placer County Environmental Health Services has been certified by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) as the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) to enforce state solid waste statutes and regulations. Additionally, the LEA enforces the Local Solid Waste Ordinance, general definitions.
The full Solid Waste Collection and Disposal code.
The LEA’s primary focus is permitting, inspection and enforcement, at solid waste operations and facilities including: landfills/disposal sites (active and closed), transfer stations, Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs), composting operations, and construction/demolition debris and inert material operations.
In addition, Placer County is contracted by El Dorado County to conduct certain LEA activities on El Dorado County’s behalf. These activities include permitting, inspection and enforcement at solid waste operations and facilities, both active and closed. If you have a concern regarding illegal dumping or hazardous wastes in El Dorado County, please contact the El Dorado County Department of Environmental Management.
Monitoring Well Permit Application - For groundwater monitoring wells, landfill gas probes, landfill gas extraction wells, vadose extraction wells, lysimeters, well destructions, exploratory borings, etc ...
Questions on Solid Waste Collection and Recycling, please contact Placer County Facility Services. (530) 886-4900
Septic Tank Pumper Permit issues or questions are handled by our Consumer Protection Team. (530) 745-2300.
Handling and Disposal of Hazardous waste, please contact our Hazardous Materials Section. (530) 745-2300.
Bear Ordinance issues, please contact our Tahoe Office at (530) 581-6240.
Medical Waste issues or questions, contact the State of California's Medical Waste Management Program.
Outdoor burning/Burn day information call Placer County Air Pollution recording (530) 889-6868
Solid Waste Facility Locations
Looing for a place to safely dispose of needles or medication? - Sharps (syringes, pen needles, lancets, etc) and Medication Disposal Directory
Solid Waste Public Notices
None at this Time
Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have at:
(530) 745-2300, FAX (Hazmat/Solid Waste) (530) 745-2352