News & Updates

April 1, 2020 

The Sacramento Regional Solid Waste Authority (SWA) is a joint powers authority that oversees commercial waste management in the City of Sacramento and the unincorporated areas of Sacramento County. SWA staff is monitoring COVID-19 news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local officials.  Any changes to required commercial collection services for businesses and SWA franchisees will be posted on the SWA website. 

At its next regularly scheduled meeting on May 14, 2020, the SWA Board of Directors will discuss the status of SWA programs and regulations. If, before then, you any have questions about your commercial collection services, such as reducing collection frequency, changing dumpster sizes, etc., please contact your service provider.

SWA code 4.01.040(A0(1) requires all businesses and non-residential properties to maintain weekly solid waste collection service. The SWA has yet to consider suspending recycling and organics requirements. 

Effective immediately, the County of Sacramento's Environmental Management Department (EMD), on behalf of SWA, will not conduct recycling inspections or pursue mandatory recycling program enforcement actions while a statewide “Stay-at Home" order is in place.

Please visit www.saccounty.net/COVID-19 for COVID-19 updates, resources, and press releases.

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov to learn more about COVID-19.

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Formed in 1992, the Sacramento Regional Solid Waste Authority (SWA) is a joint powers authority that oversees commercial waste management in the City of Sacramento and the unincorporated areas of Sacramento County.

The SWA is currently formulating strategies with its partners to reduce blight and illegal dumping, as well as to divert commercially generated food waste. Stay informed by visiting our organics webpage​.