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Household Junk Pickup

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Two free appointments per year

All residential customers can make two (2) appointments per year for the free pickup of acceptable bulky items, including yard waste (please separate from garbage).  Items can only be put out for collection 24 hours before the scheduled appointment. Free Household Junk Pickup occurs from February through October, with appointments no longer being accepted in mid- to late-October to accommodate leaf seasonIn addition to the two Household Junk appointments, all residential customers can schedule two (2) appointments for appliance and e-waste collection in a calendar year. The appliance and e-waste program operates year-round. 

Appointments may be scheduled by the residential collection service customer, including tenants of rental premises such as single-family homes and duplexes. Tenants of multi-family residences with five or more units, who are not serviced by the City of Sacramento's solid waste collection, will need to contact their landlord, property management, and/or commercial hauler to arrange a junk pickup.  

Please note, if an appointment is scheduled and not canceled by 5:00pm two business days before the pickup date, the customer's account will be charged for one free pickup. If the customer has already used their two free pickups, they may be charged a fee for the canceled pickup.

Household Junk Collection Services for a fee

If you have used your two free appointments for the year, or need to arrange for a pickup during Leaf Season (November, December or January) you can call the City Utility Billing department at (916) 808-5454. A special service pickup has a minimum fee of $39.48.

Note: The same equipment and crews that collect Household Junk by appointment are the crews that work Leaf Season. Fee based appointments during Leaf Season are very limited. Leaf collection takes priority during November, December and January.

How to prepare for your junk pickup


  • Pile must not exceed 4' x 4' x 9' (four by four by nine feet).
  • Oversized piles may incur a fee. 
  • Materials should be placed at the curb no earlier than 24 hours before the scheduled appointment. Early set-outs may result in a fine.
  • Material must be placed out for collection by 6:00 am on the scheduled appointment day.
  • All cancellations or reschedule requests should be made by 5:00 pm two business days prior to the scheduled appointment date. Failure to cancel may result in a charge for additional appointments during the calendar year.
  • Loose items should be placed in disposable containers like cardboard boxes for collection.
  • Appliances and E-waste cannot be included in the junk pickup but require a separate pickup.
  • PLACEMENT: Do not block sidewalks or streets and place 6 (six) feet away from parked vehicles 
  • Pile must be on the public street, do not place in alley or driveway unless instructed.
  • Yard waste should be separated from trash. If both yard waste and bulky debris are included, there must be clear separation between the yard waste and junk (to help with recycling) and the pile size must still be within 4’ x 4’ x 9’.

View the full guidelines here:

Household Junk Pickup Guidelines


Accepted Not Accepted
Furniture Hazardous Waste**
Mattresses Explosives
Carpet Radioactive Material
Toys Bio-Hazards
Pipe (up to 6 ft) Gas Canisters**
Wood / Lumber (up to 6 ft) *** Paint**
4 unmounted tires Construction debris (i.e. dirt, rock, rubble, concrete)
Yard Waste (separate from other waste) Tires mounted on the rim
 - Leaves, Grass, sod (remove loose dirt), Treated Wood***
   limbs cut to 3 feet in length  

  and 4 inches or less in diameter


** These items can be taken to a Household Hazard Waste Facility

***Treated Wood Waste is not accepted in our Household Junk Program or in the garbage container.

Please note: Pile must not exceed four by four by nine feet (4' x 4' x 9') in size. 

To request an appointment, customers can:

Submit Service Request