City of Sacramento

Welcome to Sacramento!

GreenWaste has a number of services and products available to City of Sacramento County and the surrounding area.  All material collected by GreenWaste is processed locally at the GreenWaste Florin Perkins Resource Recovery Facility.

This facility specializes in C&D recycling, but also accepts many other materials from residential and commercial customers.  This is the only third party certified transfer facility in the Sacramento area – certified by both the Recycling Certification Institute and locally certified by Sacramento County. We recycle 75 – 95% of all construction and demolition debris. We exceed all local recycling requirements as well as CalGreen requirements for most building permits.

Abel Pereira, General Manager

Commercial C&D Recycling

Construction and Demolition Debris Disposal

Drop off construction and demolition and landscape debris for recycling.

Residential Services

Residential Services

Dropping off large household items, such as couches, carpeting, refrigerators for recycling.

Florin Perkins Landscape Materials

Landscape Materials

Pick up or delivery of Landscape Materials.  Shop our more than 30 items made from recycled debris including OMRI-listed compost and SB 1383 procurement eligible material.

Debris Boxes

Debris Boxes

Residential and commercial debris boxes and hauling services.  Order a debris box today!

Sacramento’s premier debris box provider.

GreenWaste of Sacramento serves City of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Walnut Grove, Isleton, Courtland, Hood, Franklin, Herald, Elk Grove, Wilton, Sheldon, Vineyard, Laguna, Freeport, Sloughhouse, Rancho Murieta, Florin, South Sacramento, Mather, Rancho Cordova, Rosemont, Pocket, West Sacramento, Arden Arcade, Carmichael, Gold River, Fair Oaks, Orangevale, North Highlands, McClellan, Citrus Heights, Antelope, Roseville, Rio Linda, North Sacramento, Natomas, Elverta, Lincoln, Foothill Farms, Del Paso Heights, Land Park, Tahoe Park. All material we collect is processed and separated for maximum recycling.

We fully comply with all local jurisdictional requirements for the areas we provide service in.

Sacramento’s premier debris box provider.

GreenWaste of Sacramento serves City of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Walnut Grove, Isleton, Courtland, Hood, Franklin, Herald, Elk Grove, Wilton, Sheldon, Vineyard, Laguna, Freeport, Sloughhouse, Rancho Murieta, Florin, South Sacramento, Mather, Rancho Cordova, Rosemont, Pocket, West Sacramento, Arden Arcade, Carmichael, Gold River, Fair Oaks, Orangevale, North Highlands, McClellan, Citrus Heights, Antelope, Roseville, Rio Linda, North Sacramento, Natomas, Elverta, Lincoln, Foothill Farms, Del Paso Heights, Land Park, Tahoe Park. All material we collect is processed and separated for maximum recycling.

We fully comply with all local jurisdictional requirements for the areas we provide service in.

Bin Size Dimensions** Materials Accepted  
10 cubic yard (15.5 X 8 X 3) Concrete or Dirt Only Order Debris Box
20 cubic yard (16 X 8 X 4.5) General Debris Order Debris Box
30 cubic yard (21 X 8 X 4.5) General Debris Order Debris Box
40 cubic yard (21 X 8 X 7.5) General Debris Order Debris Box

**Please note that sizes of dumpsters are approximate and may vary depending on the manufacturer.

10 cubic yard

20 cubic yard

30 cubic yard

40 cubic yard

Unacceptable or Restricted Materials

  • Food Waste
  • Medical waste
  • Hazardous Materials (pressure treated wood, paint, oil, chemicals, etc)
  • Dirt or Concrete (Must use a 10 CY debris box)
  • Tree Trunks cannot exceed 24 inches in diameter (must be a 10 cubic yard bin)

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Does GreenWaste of Sacramento offer dumpsters for construction debris?

Absolutely! GreenWaste specializes in construction and demolition debris recycling. We can provide traditional open top dumpsters for construction debris, concrete, dirt, brick, wood, metal. Best part – we recycle between 70 and 95% of everything you put in your dumpster.  We will also keep track of your debris recycling, so you don’t have to.

Does GreenWaste of Sacramento offer dumpsters for residential customers?

Yes! We have debris boxes that are perfect for home cleanouts, spring cleaning, remodels and renovations, cleaning up brush/trees around your property, or whatever else your project might be.

Can I place a dumpster/debris box on the street?

The City of Sacramento limits the placement the placement of a debris box or dumpster on the street.  We also recommend placing your dumpster on private property to deter illegal dumping.  If you require your debris box be placed on the street, you must apply for an encroachment permit a minimum of 10 days prior to placing the debris box. 

What size debris box do I need?

Finding the right size debris box is crucial to ensuring efficient waste management.  Here are the different sizes we offer and their typical use:

10-CY: This is our smallest size debris box and is ideal for small-scale projects, such as cleaning out a spare bedroom, decluttering a garage, or small landscaping projects.  This size debris box is equal to approx. 3-4 pickup truck loads, depending on the material. This is the only box that accepts dirt, asphalt, concrete, and brick.

20-CY: This mid-sized option is commonly used for lager home renovation projects, such as kitchen and bathroom remodels.  These boxes can also accommodate larger amounts of general household waste and debris.  This size debris box is equal to approx. 7-8 pickup truck loads, depending on the material.

30-CY: This container is suitable for large-scale projects, including major home cleanouts or construction and remodeling projects.  These boxes can accommodate furniture, appliances, and construction debris.  This size debris box is equal to approx. 10-12 pickup truck loads, depending on the material.

40-CY: This is our largest standard debris box side and is typically use dfor significant construction or demolition projects.  These boxes can accommodate large volumes of debris including bulky items like furniture, drywall, and other construction materials.  This size debris box is equal to approx. 12-14 pickup truck loads, depending on the material.

If you are ever unsure about the appropriate dumpster size for your project, give us a call at: 916-443-5120

Rate structure effective January 1, 2023

Prices subject to change, contact our office for current prices. There is a $60.00 minimum charge on all items per vehicle. Measurement of load is by volume with no allowance for air space. No hazardous wastes will be accepted. No wet garbage, yard waste or food waste will be accepted. A load checking program is in effect. No environmental fees or fuel surcharges.

Make the smart move and divert more than 80% of your debris from landfills today.

GreenWaste is committed to the most sustainable and environmentally responsible disposal and recycling of your landscape and construction debris.  All material collected in Sacramento County and the surrounding areas are processed by the GreenWaste Florin Perkins Resource Recovery Facility, Sacramento County’s leader in recycling C&D debris.  Learn more about the GreenWaste Florin Perkins Resource Recovery Facility.

What we recycle:

Bye Bye Mattress Program: Mattress Disposal and Recycling

Bye Bye MattressCalifornia Residents can dispose up to four mattresses for free!  See terms and conditions below of the Bye By Mattress program.

For commercial mattress hauling services, call GreenWaste of Sacramento at 916-429-9900.

Terms and Conditions

Mattresses and box springs that are eligible for free drop-off and recycling through the Bye Bye Mattress Program are defined as:

  • Mattresses: which are defined to include any sleep surface covered with ticking or fabric that contains resilient material, such as steel inner springs, foam, fiber, or other filling or upholstery materials, used alone or in combination, regardless of size or shape, except for those products listed below.
  • Box springs (also commonly called Foundations): which are defined to include a ticking- or fabric-covered structure used to support a mattress or sleep surface, and may be comprised of a frame, foam, springs or other structure, or other materials, used alone or in combination, and includes both adjustable bases or foundations and stationary foundations.
  • Used and renovated Mattresses or Box springs
  • Futon Mattresses – must be detached from the frame or base

Products that are NOT eligible for free drop-off include:

  • Items that are wet, heavily soiled or infested with bedbugs
  • Air mattresses that contain no upholstery material (such as camping beds)
  • Car beds
  • Cushions (such as from chairs, couches or patio furniture)
  • Juvenile products including, carriages, baskets, dressing tables, strollers, playpens, infant carriers, lounge pad, crib bumpers
  • Mattress pads
  • Mattress toppers
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sofa beds and futons
  • Collapsible roll-away beds
  • Water beds that contain no upholstery material
  • Futon frames and bases, as well as futon mattresses that do not detach from the frame or base are not accepted

Exceptions include:

  • Crib and bassinet mattresses are only accepted for recycling in Connecticut

References: Bye Bye Mattress Program – https://www.byebyemattress.com

Residential Carpet Recycling

Our easy-to-use program is designed for the flooring industry professional, but we also accept residential carpeting and pad.  Regardless of who you are, we have a solution that fits your needs:

To Drop Off: Bring your carpet and pad to our convenient drop-off location. See below for locations and hours.

4201 Florin Perkins Road
Sacramento, CA 95826
916-443-5120

Need a pick up? Call us to arrange for container rental. All of our dumpsters are hauled to Florin Perkins Public Disposal, where the contents will be recycled to the highest extent.  Call GreenWaste of Sacramento at 916-429-9900

*For commercial carpet and carpet tile projects, please call us for additional details at 916-443-5120.

Preparation

Carpet and pad must be clean, dry, and free of debris.

Installers: For commercial carpet or to request regular pick-up service, please order a debris box from GreenWaste of Sacramento at 916-429-9900.

Resources

Concrete and Asphalt Recycling and Disposal

GreenWaste’s Sacramento C&D Recycling Facility is now offering concrete and asphalt recycling/disposal.

Concrete RecyclingRequirements:

In order to qualify for disposal of concrete, the following requirements must be met.

  • Concrete & Asphalt is recycled at 99% and customers will be issued a weight tag for their diversion reporting.
  • All pieces must be smaller than 2′ X 2′ X 6″ thick in size.  Anything larger will be subject to disposal charges.
  • All loads must be clean and free of debris.  Any contamination that exceeds 2% of the load will be subject to disposal charges.
    • No brick
    • No Dirt
    • No Clay
    • No Mud
    • No Wood
    • No Pipe
    • No Trash
    • No Leaves / Roots
    • No Petromat, geotextile, paving fabric.
  • Minimal rebar is allowed and no longer than 4″ past the edge of the rubble.  Anything in excess will be subject to additional disposal charges.

All loads that are mixed or do not meet the above requirements will be subject to additional disposal charges.   We do accept concrete & dirt mixed, concrete & brick mixed, or any mixture thereof for an additional fee.

Looking to purchase Recycled Class II Road Base?  Visit our Landscape Materials page for pricing and availability .

Mixed C&D Debris Recycling Area

This GreenWaste facility processes an extensive amount of mixed debris and debris boxes daily through a 140-foot long C&D sorting conveyor system. The system is utilized to remove a variety of materials; up to 16 products from the typical mixed waste stream.

The sorting conveyor system, which includes elevated work-stations, disc-screens and magnets is located above storage bunkers that hold recovered materials. When the storage bunkers become full, the materials are routed for additional on-site processing, or loaded and hauled to approved recyclers. Residual materials are routed to a landfill for disposal.

The sorting system is capable of sorting 45 tons per hour with an average diversion rate of 82%. We are the only 3rd party certified recycling facility in Sacramento. The diversion rate and tons per hour vary depending upon the type of materials sorted.

Materials Not Accepted

It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that only acceptable wastes are delivered at the Florin Perkins Public Disposal Site. The following is a partial list of wastes, which are prohibited for disposal. In addition, other wastes may be deemed unacceptable at the owner or operator’s discretion. If unacceptable wastes are detected and rejected for disposal, the customer retains responsibility for the wastes, and if unacceptable wastes are disposed of, the customer is liable for the legal disposal and will be subject to prosecution and termination of disposal services. Any questions, please contact the office at 916-443-5120.

List of Unacceptable Waste

A
Acetylene sludge, Acid wastes, AFU floc, Alkaline corrosive liquids, Alum sludge, Ashes *, Asphalt, liquid or emulsion form
 
B
Bag house waste *, Batteries, Battery add, Beryllium waste, Bilge water, Boiler cleaner waste, Buffing dust, Bunker oil
 
C
Catalyst *, Caustic sludge, Caustic waste, Cement kiln dust *, Cement liquid *, Chemical cleaners *, Chemical toilet cleaners *, Chemical wastes, Cleaner alkaline, Cleaning compounds *, Cleaning solvents, Coking process wastes, Contaminated soil or sand *, Corrosion Inhibitor, Creosote Treated Items, Cyanide solutions or waste
 
D, E, F
Data processing fluid, Distillation bottoms & light ends, Drilling fluids and mud *, Drugs, Dyes *, Emission control wastes *, Epoxy waste *, Explosives, all forms, Extremely hazardous waste, Finishing waste, Flammable materials & waste, Flue gas emission control waste, Fly ash, Fuel waste
 
G, H, I, L
Glaze sludge, Hazardous waste, Heavy ends waste, Household hazardous waste **, Ink printing and sludge waste, Insecticides, Laboratory wastes *, Lagoon waste, Lime and water, Lime sludge and waste water
 
M, O
Metal waste, Mine Tailings, Muriatic acid, Oil ash, Orris root products
 
P, R
Paint remover or stripper, Paint thinner, Paint waste or slops, Petroleum refining wastes, Pesticide waste, Pesticide containers, unrinsed, Pharmaceuticals, Pickling waste, Pigments *, Plating waste, Polychlorinated biphenyl’s (“CE), Printing Ink*, Produced water. Radioactive wastes, Railroad Ties, Resin manufacturing waste*
 
S, T, W
Sandblasting residue *, Scrubber sludge, Slag waste, Slop oil, Sludge acid, Soda ash, Solvents, Still bottoms waste, Stripping solution, Sulfur sludge’s, Sump waste, Tank bottom sediment *, Tank cleaning sludge’s *, Tanning sludge’s Toxic materials and waste, Waste water treatment sludge’s, Weed killer, Wood preservation waste
 
Y
Yard waste, wet garbage or food waste will be not be accepted

* Only if it contains a hazardous material
** Sacramento Household Hazardous Waste at 916-875-5555.

Rate structure effective January 1, 2023

Prices subject to change, contact our office for current prices. There is a $60.00 minimum charge on all items per vehicle. Measurement of load is by volume with no allowance for air space. No hazardous wastes will be accepted. No wet garbage, yard waste or food waste will be accepted. A load checking program is in effect. No environmental fees or fuel surcharges.

Hours:
M – F: 6 AM – 4:45 PM
Sat – Sun: 8 AM – 3:45 PM

Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas: Closed
Day after Christmas: 
– GreenWaste Florin Perkins Resource Recovery Facility: 8 AM – 4:45 PM
– GreenWaste Florin Perkins Landscape Materials: 8 AM – 4 PM 
– GreenWaste of Sacramento: 8 AM – 4 PM

New Years Eve: Closed
New Years Day: Closed
Day after New Years: Normal Operating Hours

Phone:
916-443-5120

Address:
Florin Perkins Public Disposal Site
4201 Florin Perkins Road
Sacramento, CA 95826