Garbage & Recycling

  1. Recycling
  2. Garbage

You Toss. We Sort

Placer County has a mixed waste processing program where recycling and trash go into the same container and are later sorted at the Materials Recovery Facility. 

Recycling Centers

Recyclable materials can be dropped off at a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) or Transfer Station. Find a location near you: 

Additional CRV redemption centers can be found at

Tips to Reduce Waste

  • Reuse bags and containers 
  • Shop at consignment stores
  • Purchase multi-use items instead of disposable
  • Meal Planning
  • Composting
  • Shop for seasonal foods

Benefit of Recycling

  • Reduce greenhouse gases such as methane
  • Save money
  • Conserve natural resources
  • Saves energy

Garbage and Recycling Events

About Us

The Environmental Utilities Division administers and manages the county-wide solid waste and recycling programs in Unincorporated 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 Lincoln.