Garbage & Recycling
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.
- Find out more about recycling in Western Placer County at PlacerRecycles.com
- Find out more about recycling in Eastern Placer County at TahoeOneBigBin.com
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 www.BottlesAndCans.com.
Tips to Reduce Waste
- Reuse bags and containers
- Shop at consignment stores
- Purchase multi-use items instead of disposable
- Meal Planning
Shop for seasonal foods
Benefit of Recycling
- Reduce greenhouse gases such as methane
- Save money
- Conserve natural resources
- Saves energy
Placer County is separated into four franchise areas which are serviced by the two franchise haulers. View the Franchise Area Map (PDF) to see which garbage hauler services your area.
|Areas 1 & 4||Areas 2 & 3|
|Recology Auburn Placer||Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal|
|Phone: (530) 885-3735||Phone: (530) 583-7800|
Garbage Collection Rates
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.