Solid Waste Franchises

Commercial Solid Waste Haulers​

Haulers​ who collect, transport, transfer, dispose and/or recycle commercially-generated solid waste including putrescible organic material, must have a current valid franchise to operate in the SWA region. Franchises are non-exclusive, meaning that SWA policies allow franchised haulers to collect material throughout the SWA service area. All requirements, including annual renewal, quarterly tonnage and monthly revenue reports, are detailed in SWA Code. 

Current Commercial Solid Waste Franchised Haulers List


Commercial Solid​ Waste Franchise Application

​​Effective July 1, 2021, the SWA will dissolve and the City of Sacramento will assume the duties of regulating commercial waste management within city limits and the County of Sacramento will assume the duties of regulating commercial waste management within unincorporated county limits.​

Both the City of Sacramento and County of Sacramento will house a​ll respective commercial solid waste franchise information on their respective web pages, including how to apply for a commercial solid waste franchise:

City of Sacramento

County of Sacramento 


Operational Requirements​

Services must include:

  • Written service agreements with customers (4.01.090D)
  • Commitment to the diversion of recyclable material (2.01.0805, 2.01.230, 2.01.220)
  • Auditable recordkeeping and willingness to provide customer data upon request (2.01.190C)
  • Containers and vehicles that clearly identify ownership (2.01.330)
  • Office located within SWA service area
  • Franchisees can exclude tonnage from the Rural Exclusion Zone from their quarterly diversion mandate