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Commercial and Construction Services

The City of Sacramento does not provide commercial collection services. If you need commercial garbage, recycling or yard waste services, please contact one of the franchised haulers authorized by the Sacramento Solid Waste Authority to collect commercial garbage and commingled recycling within the City.

Business Recycling

State law requires businesses to recycle. Find information on mandatory recycling here.

Construction Materials Disposal and Recycling

Construction or building materials can be taken to Certified Construction and Demolition Debris Sorting Facilities. Information on requirements to recycle construction debris are listed here.

Commercial Yard Waste Disposal

The city does not provide commercial yard waste collection.

Commercial property owners must alert their gardeners that placement of yard waste in a City street at any time is illegal and both the owner and gardener may be liable for illegal dumping fines.

Leaf Season collection is for residential customers only. Commercial property owners, or their gardeners can contract with one of the franchised haulers for yard waste collection or dispose of the yard waste at one of the commercial yard waste disposal locations.

Commercial Hazardous Waste Disposal

Businesses may use the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility (8491 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, CA 95832) to properly dispose of hazardous materials, provided they meet the following criteria

1.Generated within Sacramento County
The waste, and the organization that generated it, must be from within Sacramento county

2.Be a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG)
Qualify as a CESQG as defined in the California Health and Safety Code, section 25218.1 and Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations part 261.5.

3.Have an EPA ID Number (exceptions for universal-waste & Latex Paint only customers)
Participants in the CESQG program must have an EPA ID number. This can be obtained by calling the California EPA at 1-800-61-TOXIC (86942). If you only generate Universal Waste or Latex Paint you DO NOT need the EPA ID number.

 

If your business qualifies, you must:

1. Inventory
Collect all your waste and its corresponding MSDS sheet (if available). Determine the quantities of each waste stream. These should be measured by pounds, gallons, each, or feet depending on the method it is charged in the price table listed below.

2. Package and Secure Containers
Mark all containers with your company name and contents if they are not already labeled. If you have multiple small containers containing the same waste, you can put them in a box and label the box. Make sure the containers are in good condition and are properly sealed. If there is a chance of the lid falling off please tape them down. If the container is rusty or cracked, transfer the contents or package the entire container within a larger container that is in good condition. DO NOT MIX different wastes in the same container. If you have empty containers (non-pourable) they can be thrown in with the regular garbage (remove lids). If they are empty pesticide containers you can contact the county recycling program.

3. Call for an appointment at (916) 737-4870
The HHW is unable to accept CESQG material without an appointment.

4. Deliver the materials to the facility and pay the related fees.
Please see the rate sheet for the current fees. Also, please note that the facility does not accept containers larger than 5 gallons or quantities larger than 27 gallons or 220 lbs. If you do bring more than 27 gallons or 220 pounds we will send it back with you.

Your business may need to register with the county if storing hazardous waste on-site. To find out if your business needs to register call the Sacramento County Environmental Management Department at (916) 875-8484.

Keep in mind that it is always a good idea to try and reduce the amount of hazardous waste that you generate. This may be possible by changing a process, purchasing materials as you need them so there is less excess, or finding an environmentally safe product instead of a hazardous material.