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 mark the start of construction on the first phase of the WPWMA’s project – building a state-of-the-art Construction & Demolition recycling facility that will aid the fast-growing Western Placer region with waste processing and recycling of discarded resources such as lumber, metals, carpet, drywall, concrete, and other construction-related materials.
“These facility improvements will ensure our Member Agencies maintain local control, stable rates, and we can foster economic growth,” said Ken Grehm, WPWMA Executive Director. “This first phase of our project reflects the tremendous growth our region has experienced and the proactive efforts of the WPWMA’s Board of Directors to best prepare to meet the recycling needs of the region’s planned and anticipated development.”
In late 2022, the WPWMA Board of Directors certified an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the WPWMA’s Renewable Placer Waste Action Plan. The finalized Waste Action Plan project will ensure western Placer County is well-positioned to meet residents’ and businesses’ waste disposal and recycling needs, comply with a changing regulatory environment, support planned regional growth and create opportunities for innovation – including the $120 million renovation of the WPWMA’s facilities.
“Our Board has much to be proud of and to celebrate,” said WPWMA Board Chair Scott Alvord, Council Member for the City of Roseville. “These facility improvements will ensure we are able to meet the current and future needs of our community in a sustainable way that also prioritizes innovation and economic growth.”
The WPWMA’s forthcoming state-of-the-art facilities, including a high-diversion Materials Recovery Facility that will divert at least 75% of organic material from the waste stream, are being designed by FCC Environmental Services, LLC (FCC). FCC was selected by the WPWMA’s Board of Directors to design and operate the WPWMA’s new facilities in late 2021 as the result of a competitive procurement process.
FCC has contracted with Cambridge Companies, Inc. to aid in building the WPWMA’s new facilities. They anticipate construction will be completed by the beginning of 2025 on all phases of the WPWMA’s project.
Learn more about the Renewable Placer Waste Action Plan and the innovations coming to the Western Placer Waste Management Authority here.