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 […]

WPWMA Invites Residents to “Talk Scents” at Annual Community Meeting

An aerial view of the WPWMA waste facility under an overlay that says, "12th Annual Odor Workshop" with the WPWMA logo

Attend meeting October 4 to discover our continued efforts to reduce odors   The Western Placer Waste Management Authority (WPWMA) invites the community to their 12th annual community meeting on Tuesday, October 4 at 6 p.m. to discuss odors and other operational topics of importance to residents. This meeting will be held virtually.  Please RSVP […]

Free Mattress Take Back Event

Mattresses and boxsprings loaded in trailer at a mattress collection site.

Saturday, April 30th, 8 AM to 5 PM the WPWMA is partnering with Bye Bye Mattress to take your old mattresses and box springs free of charge!   Did you know more than 75 percent of mattresses can be recycled into other products? Join our effort to divert valuable resources from local landfills and help […]

HHW Event – October 9 & 10

Person hands over household hazardous waste to a worker at collection event site.

FREE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF!   On Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10, you can drop off Household Hazardous Waste for free at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn (Fairgate parking lot).   NOTE: This event is for Placer residents and businesses only and includes household hazardous waste & electronics. There is a limit of […]

Free Mattress Recycling Event – Oct 16

Old mattresses and box springs are piled with other refuse.

The WPWMA has partnered with Bye Bye Mattress for a FREE Mattress recycling event for Placer County residents on Saturday, October 16, 2021, between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    Click here for more information.

Free Mattress Recycling Event

Mattresses and boxsprings loaded in trailer at a mattress collection site.

The WPWMA has partnered with Bye Bye Mattress for a FREE Mattress recycling event for Placer County residents on May 1 and May 2, 2021, between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

HHW Event Nov 7 & 8

Person hands over household hazardous waste to a worker at collection event site.

The WPWMA’s annual HHW event at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn has been rescheduled to November 7 & 8 from 9am to 3pm. Click here for a list of acceptable items or see our event flier.

10th Annual Odor Meeting

Wide view of a sorting facility.

Join us via Zoom October 20 at 6:00 PM to engage with staff and learn more about our operations and ongoing efforts to reduce facility odors. Visit our odor page for the agenda, Zoom link and more info or click here to RSVP.