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Yard waste

Yard Waste

Curbside collection of containerized yard waste occurs weekly. All residential properties in the City of Sacramento must use containers for yard waste disposal. Yard waste must not be placed in the street - except during leaf season. Customers who need additional yard waste service can order an additional container or use the free Household Junk Pickup program.

Leaf Season

Citywide collection of yard waste piles will occur only in November, December and January. Please fill your yard waste container first before placing extra material out in a pile in front of your residence. More information is available on our Leaf Season page.

Acceptable Yard Waste Materials

  • Leaves
  • Grass trimmings
  • Tree and shrub pruning - limbs must be cut to three feet or less in length and no more than four inches in diameter.
  • Christmas Trees
  • Sod (with dirt removed)

Unacceptable Yard Waste Materials

  • Trash and debris
  • Pet feces
  • Excessive amount of dirt
  • Lumber and concrete

Other Yard Waste Resources