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.
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.
Additionally, as of July 1, 2021, the SWA website will no longer be kept up to date. Both the City of Sacramento and County of Sacramento will house all respective commercial waste hauling information on their respective web pages:
City of Sacramento
County of Sacramento
To determine which jurisdiction your business is located in, use the Assessor Parcel Viewer.
NEW- Changes to Organic Recycling Law
Effective July 1, 2021, any commercial businesses or commercial waste generator that generates 2 or more cubic yards of trash and recycling services combined per week are required to recycle their organic waste (food waste and green waste combined) and subscribe to organic waste recycling services.
NEW- Waiver Threshold Changes
After May 1, 2021, waivers may only be granted to businesses that generate less than 20 gallons of organic waste (food waste and green waste combined) per week. The new 20 gallons Organic Waste Recycling Waiver Applications will be available May 1, 2021 on this website. Businesses that produce or sell food are not eligible for an Organic Waste Recycling Waiver.
Email SWA at SWAInfo@saccounty.net with further questions.