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!

Make the Swap!

Reusable bags for grocery shopping

Here in Placer County, we make recycling and disposal easy – You toss everything into your bin, and we’ll sort out the recyclables at the Western Placer Waste Management Authority (WPWMA)’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)! However, if you’re looking to make a bigger impact, there are some ways you can help us by reducing the […]

Who Let the Goats Out?!

Goats at the WPWMA

Are you wondering why the landfill looks like a petting zoo? Who let the goats out? Here at the Western Placer Waste Management Authority (WPWMA), these goats do a lot more work than just eating grass and looking cute. How Goats Help our Environment Goats are brought out by our engineers to graze the vegetation […]

Earth Month: Small Changes for Big Impact

Most environmental concerns are earth sized problems, but if we all make small changes, eventually they’ll have a big impact on the environment. As Placer Recycles celebrates Earth Month, we’re sharing some easy things you can do locally to keep our earth healthy and thriving. Five tips for keeping our earth clean and green 1. […]


Sculptures of creatures made out of repurposed items

What percent of mattress material can be recycled into other products?   More than 75%! Join our effort to divert valuable resources from local landfills and help build a greener community!   For all the latest tips, tricks and rules on disposing of waste properly in Western Placer County, follow us on social media:   […]

What on Earth is the MRF?

Wide view of a sorting facility.

The world of waste and recycling has its own key terminology and acronyms, but our favorite is the MRF (pronounced MURF) which stands for Materials Recovery Facility, a key component of Placer Recycles. The MRF receives, separates and prepares materials to be sold for recycling using a combination of equipment and manual labor.   The […]

iRecycle eWaste

A bin dedicated to eWaste

As electronic technology continues to grow, so does the need to recycle eWaste properly. eWaste is short for electronic waste that is broken or no longer wanted. Chances are that you have eWaste lying somewhere around your house tucked away in a closet or hidden in a junk drawer. Examples of eWaste include cell phones, […]

Get to Know Organics Recycling 

composting organic food

Starting in 2022, many cities across California will be rolling out new organic waste recycling programs under SB 1383 (Lara, 2016). Although this may sound brand new to you, organic waste consists of everyday items you are already familiar with. Organic waste includes everyday items like food scraps, lawn and leaf clippings, and soiled paper […]

Clear Away the FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease)

Plastic bottles filled with FOG on a counter

Do not let FOG (fats, oils and grease) dampen your bright days or drains! FOG stands for fats, oils, and grease. We all produce FOG when we cook with meats, oil, butter or margarine, lard, sauces, and dairy products. You might already know that pouring FOGs down your sink will lead to major plumbing issues, […]