You Toss, We Sort … Really!

Child tosses glass bottle into trash can, family is shocked

For those of you lucky to live in Placer County, impress your out-of-town guests this holiday season with your “One Big Bin” – share how You Toss & We Sort … Really!

WPWMA invites residents to “talk scents” at annual community meeting

Commercial food waste at WPWMA

Attend meeting November 2 to discover our continued efforts to reduce odors The Western Placer Waste Management Authority (WPWMA) invites the community to their 13th annual community meeting on Thursday, November 2nd at 6 p.m. to discuss odors and other operational topics of importance to residents. This meeting will be held in-person at the WPWMA’s […]

Six Local Entrepreneurs Selected as Finalists in Inaugural Circular Economy Innovation Competition

Cans travel up the waste stream for recycling

The Western Placer Waste Management Authority is offering $20,000 in prize money for its competition, managed by the Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at California State University, Sacramento.   ROSEVILLE, CALIF. – The Western Placer Waste Management Authority (WPWMA) and Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship recently announced the six innovation concepts selected to […]

Groundbreaking on $120 Million Recycling Facility in Western Placer County Planned for April 13

Site with work vehicles

ROSEVILLE, CALIF. – The Western Placer Waste Management Authority (WPWMA) is scheduled to break ground on their multi-year facility improvement project that will increase processing abilities, maximize recycling and waste diversion efforts, and jumpstart a local circular economy to benefit the western Placer region on Thursday, April 13 at 5 p.m.   The ceremonial groundbreaking […]

No road closures impacting access to WPWMA facilities

Pickup pulling a trailer approaches public scale house for access to waste facility.

**UPDATED 1/10/23** – All roads are fully operational. 10/9/23 – Please be advised that while the WPWMA is open, Athens Avenue and currently has road closures impacting regular access to the facility. It’s recommended you take Moore Road or Fiddyment Road to the facility today. We will provide updates as needed.

Christmas Tree Disposal

Discarded Christmas trees next to a pile of compost

When you dispose of your Christmas tree in western Placer County, we give it a new life by recycling it into compost or wood chips. There are four easy ways to recycle your tree:   Drop-off Locations and Dates: If you have additional questions, please email info@wpwma.ca.gov or call 916-543-3960.