Effective July 1, 2021, the SWA dissolved and the City of Sacramento assumed the duties of regulating commercial waste within city limits and the County of Sacramento assumed the duties within unincorporated county limits.
The SWA website will not be updated. Both the City of Sacramento and County of Sacramento will house all respective commercial waste hauling information on their own web pages:
City of Sacramento
County of Sacramento
To determine which jurisdiction your business is located in, use the Assessor Parcel Viewer.
The California Department of Resources Recycling
and Recovery’s (Cal Recycle) role is to increase the diversion of organic
materials away from landfills and toward the development of useful products
such as compost, fertilizers, and biofuels. Organic
waste makes up approximately a third of the material going into landfills,
which creates Greenhouse gas emission when these material decompose. Cal
Recycle is responsible for regulating and overseeing local municipalities that
manage solid and organic wastes. Cal Recycle also
has industry specific food waste recycling tips for health
More information can be found at the Cal recycle web site https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Organics/Food/
The Commercial Climate Calculator was developed as part of the Cost Study on Commercial Recycling. This calculator is designed for virtually any California business or multifamily complex to assess the financial, climate change, and waste reduction/environmental benefits of reducing and recycling their discarded materials. In doing so, businesses can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, keep reusable and recyclable material out of landfills, and save money by reducing trash disposal costs. This planning tool also provides users with the flexibility to customize disposal and recycling scenarios if they have more specific information available. Visit https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov to find out more.