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2018 Residential Leaf Season Collection 

First Day Out: November 1, 2018

Last Day Out: January 27, 2019

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Claw Schedule:

Leaf pile pickup occurs approximately every two weeks.

All streets will have at least one collection occur between November 1 and November 10, 2018.

You can use the SacRecycle Collection Calendar to receive an estimate of the next collection date. The calendar for leaf collection will be active starting October 29, 2018. The schedule is updated daily based on volume of yard waste from the previous day, weather conditions and equipment availability. Check the calendar frequently since collection dates do change often.

It can take crews on average, ten days to complete one leaf sweep of the City. In the early part of the season, collection may be more frequent. As leaf drop volume grows, and if wind and rainstorms occur, it can take crews up to two weeks to rotate through the entire city.

Crews work rain or shine, including holidays.

Fill Containers First

More than 27,000 tons for yard waste is collected during leaf season and over half, 14,000 tons is picked up during weekly container service. Filling containers first helps us remove material faster. Weekly residential yard waste container collection will continue year-round on a customer's usual collection day.

Leaf Pile Guidelines

  • Piles should be no more than five cubic yards in size (4'X4'X9' pile).  Limbs must be cut to three feet or less in length and no more than four inches in diameter.
  • Place the pile six feet from any obstruction (cars, boats, basketball hoops etc.)
  • Make sure there is space between the curb and pile to allow water to flow to storm drains.
  • When possible, avoid placing piles in bike lanes.
  • Do not put pet waste in any yard waste pile or container. Pet waste goes into the garbage container.
  • Piles should not be in plastic bags.
  • Christmas Trees will be accepted in piles
  • Materials Accepted/Not Accepted