Since 1992, the Sacramento Regional Solid Waste Authority (SWA) has been responsible for the commercial solid waste, recycling and disposal needs in the Sacramento area. Current members include the City of Sacramento and the unincorporated area of Sacramento County.
The SWA is an autonomous governmental organization, or Joint Powers Authority (JPA) funded by franchise fees and governed by a Board of Directors.
The SWA regulates commercial solid waste collection and transportation by franchised haulers through ordinances. SWA ordinances include the requirement that franchised haulers achieve a 30 percent recycling rate and offer recycling services to businesses and multi-family dwelling units within its service region.
Sacramento County's Environmental Management Department (EMD), as well as City and County Code Enforcement enforce SWA ordinances.
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