Caltrans to Hold Free Clean California Dump Day in Rancho Cordova


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District:  District 3 - Marysville
Contact:  Kevin Murphy
Phone:  530-812-7282



West Sacramento — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is offering a free Dump Day for residents and visitors to the area on Saturday, March 12 at its maintenance station in Rancho Cordova. This event is part of the Clean California program to encourage responsible trash-handling practices and disposing of waste materials safely and properly.

The free Dump Day will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Caltrans will have staff on site to accept household waste and approved debris at no charge at the Rancho Cordova Maintenance Station – 11325 Sanders Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742. The event may end early if capacity is reached.

Dump Day collection is limited to items such as tires, metal, plastic, fiberglass, fabric, glass, asphalt, dirt, concrete, wood, mattresses, household appliances and landscape trimmings.

Additional items will be accepted on a limited basis including:

  • E-waste (up to 4 each) including televisions, computer monitors and accessories, VCRs, CD/DVD players, stereo equipment, microwaves, etc. per vehicle
  • Tires (up to 6 each) per vehicle, removed from wheels
  • Concrete, dirt, rocks, asphalt, sand, brick and other construction materials (up to a half-yard) per vehicle

Items that will not be accepted include treated wood waste, asbestos of any kind, compressed gas, or hazardous waste. Hazardous waste includes paint, batteries, oils, acids, aerosol cans, household chemicals, corrosives, hazardous waste bases, etc.  Information on where to locate approved hazardous waste disposal facilities in Sacramento County can be found at

Caltrans reminds motorists to properly secure and tarp all cargo loads prior to driving. Transporting unsecured loads is unsafe, illegal, and pollutes California's roads and waterways. Loads that are not tied down/secured by tarps/nets or enclosed will not be accepted.

Tips for securing your load:

  • Completely cover loads with tarps or cargo nets. Debris can escape from gaps.
  • Remove loose material and trash before driving.
  • Don't overload; keep materials level with your truck bed.
  • Put light items lower, tie large items to the vehicle for traffic safety.

Collection space may be limited and the event may be cancelled or rescheduled due to winter operations.

Part of Governor Gavin Newsom’s California Comeback Plan, Clean California is a sweeping $1.1 billion, multiyear cleanup effort to remove trash, create thousands of jobs and engage communities to transform roadsides and restore pride in public spaces.

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