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Recycling Material Recovery Facility- (MRF)

SRT utilizes state-of-the-art machinery and sensors to separate recyclable materials that are delivered to the site through single-stream recycling collections. Waste Management recently invested more than $7 million to make SRT one of Sacramento County’s leading recycling centers.

The MRF is the size of a city block and relies on more than 100 employees to operate 16 hours a day, 260 days a year. It requires various belts, magnets, optical sorters, blowers and manual sorting all working in tandem to separate materials. After materials are sorted, they are baled and immediately placed on trailer for delivery to a processor.

Recyclables from SRT are shipped to Oregon, Alabama, Southern California, Mexico and China.

Items not allowed in recycling cart:


Plastic Bags

Food-Soiled Paper

Snack Bags / Wrappers

Cords or Wires

Garden Hoses


Diapers and Pet Waste

Broken Dishware

Electronics and Batteries

Household Hazardous Waste


Notice: SRT does NOT have a buy back center.

Did You Know

Recyclable materials delivered to SRT are processed in less than 15 minutes.

Recycling just one aluminum can save enough energy to power a 14-watt CFL bulb for 24 hours.

Recycling Tip

Recycle paper, empty bottles and cans

Keep food and liquids out of the recycling cart

Keep plastic bags out of the recycling cart.