Facility Hours & Prices

Hours and Location

Disposal Facility Entrance

3195 Athens Avenue, Lincoln, CA 95648

Materials Recovery Facility & Landfill (Disposal)

Monday – Friday,
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday,
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Recycling Buy-Back Center & Compost Sales

Monday – Friday,
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday,
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Customers can drop off clean, separated recyclables such as cardboard and mixed paper at no cost. Refunds are available for glass, plastic, and aluminum beverage containers with a California redemption value (CRV). Customers may not redeem more than 100 pounds of CRV material daily (see CalRecycle CRV limits flyer).

Compost is currently being produced and sold by a private contractor at WPWMA. The compost is for sale for the public at Rock Pros, located near our campus at 2920 Lesvos Court, Lincoln, CA 95648. At this time, public compost sales are not available on-site at the WPWMA. If you have questions about the compost service, please email info@wpwma.ca.gov.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Daily 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Placer County residents may drop off household hazardous waste (HHW) at no cost. Consistent with the Department of Transportation limitations and the WPWMA’s current operating permits, the WPWMA will not accept more than 15 gallons, or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per drop off from residents.

If your business generates no more than 220 lbs (100 kg) of hazardous waste per month, you may qualify as a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG). For a fee, CESQGs may drop off materials at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). For more information about the requirements for a CESQG and Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQGs), visit The US EPA Summary of Requirements for Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQGs) or email us at info@wpwma.ca.gov.

Your waste hauler may also pick up limited Hazardous Household Waste and electronics for free at your door! Visit our THEY COLLECT page for more information or to schedule a pickup appointment for your address.

Holiday Hours

Holiday hours will be posted on the wpwma.ca.gov home page one week prior to the holiday.

Materials Recovery Facility & Landfill (Disposal)

Our facility is open for disposal every day of the year, with limited hours on certain holidays (including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day).

In observance of Memorial Day, ALL facilities (including HHW and Recycling Buyback) will be open for limited hours:

  • Memorial Day (Monday, May 27): 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste & Recycling Buyback Center

The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Recycling Buyback Center facilities are closed on the following holidays:

• New Year’s Day

• Fourth of July

• Labor Day

• Thanksgiving Day

• Christmas Day

Disposal Pricing

Fees effective July 1, 2023. View a PDF of pricing HERE.

Waste Type Ton Cubic Yard Each
General Refuse
Construction & Demolition
Green Waste
Wood Waste
Appliance - Refrigerated
Appliance - Non-Refrigerated
Tire - Car
Tire - Truck
Tire - Tractor
Tire - Bulk
$235.50 ($23.75 min)
Treated Wood Waste
$216.50 ($23.75 min)

How Are Waste Disposal Fees Calculated?

*Most residential and commercial customers, including those with non-dumping trailers, are charged by the cubic yard at the public scale houses. Larger commercial customers and customers with dumping trailers or dump trucks are charged by the ton at the commercial scale houses.


What forms of payment are accepted?

The WPWMA accepts cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and digital pay options (Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay). We do not accept American Express. Customers must pay for each load at the time of disposal. Our staff is unable to accept payment over the phone.

Learn More About the WPWMA Facility

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