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 […]

Facts on the WPWMA’s $120 million State-of-the-Art Facility Improvements

Shovels and hard hats are lined up and on display at the groundbreaking ceremony

The total cost of the facility improvements will be $120 million.   Minimum recovery rates for municipal solid waste (general commercial and residential garbage) will be increased from 22% to 60%.   Minimum recovery rates for construction and demolition material will be increased from 50% to 65%.   The new high-diversion Materials Recovery Facility includes state-of-the-art technology that has been designed to achieve compliance with SB 1383 and recover […]

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 will […]

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.

No HHW Collection Event in 2022

Stop sign at entrance to recycling facility.

Please be advised that WPWMA will not be holding our typical household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event this year. However, the Western Placer Waste Management Authority HHW facility (located at 3195 Athens Avenue, Lincoln, CA 95648) is open every day for all household hazardous waste types and is FREE for Placer County residents.   Additionally, […]