WPWMA Hires Agency’s First General Manager

Scott Scholz, WPWMA General Manager

Western Placer Waste Management Authority’s Board of Directors ratified a contract with Scott Scholz to serve as General Manager at their May Board Meeting (ROSEVILLE, Calif) May 10, 2024 – The Western Placer Waste Management Authority (WPWMA) announces the hiring of the agency’s first General Manager, Scott Scholz, following a unanimous approval of his contract […]

Prescription Drug Take Back Day – April 27, 2024

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Mark your calendar for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27! Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., there are several locations across Western Placer County providing FREE and anonymous drop-off for unused and expired medications and vaping devices. Keep our kids, our water, and our waste drug-free! Auburn Auburn Fire Station 3901 […]

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

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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 will […]