will be able to accept treated wood waste effective Monday, April 5.
Treated wood, or pressure-treated wood, has been treated with a chemical preservative to protect it from decay. It is considered hazardous waste by the state of California. Fence posts and decking material are the most common household uses. It is also found in guardrail posts, railroad ties and pilings.
On Jan. 1, the state law that allowed disposal of treated wood waste in California landfills expired. As a result, acceptance of treated wood waste at the Kiefer Landfill – and for landfills across the state - was suspended.
The Sacramento County Department of Waste Management and Recycling applied for and received a variance from the state to accept the material.
Customers are asked to keep treated wood waste separate from any other items in their load. Regular Kiefer Landfill facility fees will apply.