Western Placer Waste Management Authority

Buy-Back Center

The recycling Buy-Back Center, located in WPWMA's public tipping area, accepts the items below. Please note that these items may not be accepted at other recycling centers in Placer County.


Prices paid on the items below fluctuate:

  • CRV beverage containers
  • aluminum cans
  • plastic
  • clear and colored glass containers

The following materials are accepted for donation only:

  • Mixed Paper, such as junk mail, magazines, pressed board, computer paper and phonebooks
  • Scrap Metal
  • Newspaper and Packing Paper (no styrofoam)
  • Corrugated Cardboard (no waxed cardboard)

Home-Generated Hypodermic Needles or "Sharps"

  • Collect used sharps in either an approved sharps container or other rigid plastic container (e.g. bleach bottle)
  • Clearly label the container "SHARPS".
  • Bring sharps in an appropriate, labled container to the Buy-Back Center FREE of charge from households.
  • For more information on sharps and other disposal options, download the Sharps Informational Flyer.

Please Remember To:

  • NEVER throw loose needles in the garbage.
  • NEVER flush used needles down the toilet.
  • NEVER put needles in recycling containers or blue bags.
Sale of Compost or Woodchips
  • Compost and woodchips are available for purchase at the Buy-Back Center. Please call ahead for pricing and to schedule a pickup (916) 645-5230 ext. 111.

Click here for the Hours & Location of the Buy-Back Center

Download a pdf list of these and other drop-off sites for cardboard and paper.

Other Recycling Locations In Placer County

There are also many other recycling buy-back locations throughout Placer County. Please see the list below for the location nearest you. For the most up-to-date information call ahead to verify the hours of operation, materials accepted, and prices paid for materials.

City of Auburn
Auburn Placer Transfer Station and Recycling Center
12305 Shale Ridge Road
(530) 885-3735
Auburn Community Recycling Center
350 Sacramento St.
(530) 889-2267
13384 Lincoln Way
(530) 885-0669
Bel Air
2222 Grass Valley Hwy.
(530) 889-8626

Granite Bay
6847 Douglas Blvd.
(916) 791-8000

City of Lincoln
Rainbow Market
255 G St.
(916) 645-3855
405 S. Highway 65
(916) 408-0800

Town of Loomis
6119 Horseshoe Bar Rd.
(916) 652-5737

City of Rocklin
4805 Granite Dr.
(916) 624-0669
5609 Pacific Street
(916) 630-1119
Food Source
6681 Stanford Ranch Rd.
(916) 630-1670
TOMRA Pacific Inc./Albertson's
3021 Stanford Ranch Rd.
(916) 435-2828
Weis Recycle Centers Inc./Bel Air
2341 Sunset Blvd.
(916) 632-0180

City of Roseville
Nortech Waste
3033 Fiddyment Rd.
(916) 645-5230 ext. 111
Bel Air
1039 Sunrise Ave.
(916) 786-6101
Roseville Recycling
451 Berry St.
(916) 783-0195
Bel Air
4008 Foothill Blvd.
(916) 783-1173
8640 Sierra College Blvd.
(916) 783-2225
(inside store)
9045 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd
(909) 796-2210