Solid Waste Franchises

Commercial Waste Haulers​

Haulers who collect, remove or transport commercially-generated solid waste, including putrescible organic material, must have a current valid franchise to operate in the SWA region. Franchises are non-exclusive, meaning that SWA policies allow franchised haulers to collect material throughout the SWA service area. All requirements are detailed in SWA Code.


For assistance on filling out the application or to determine whether the franchise requirements apply, contact us.

Note that this application is currently under revision, due to pending regulatory changes impacted by AB 901.


Operational Requirements​

Services must include:

  • Written service agreements with customers
  • Commitment to the diversion of recyclable material
  • Auditable recordkeeping and willingness to provide customer data upon request
  • Containers and vehicles that clearly identify ownership
  • Office located within SWA service area
  • Franchisees can exclude tonnage from the Rural Exclusion Zone from their quarterly diversion mandate 


Current List of Franchisees​