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Curbside Collection Services

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Yard waste

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Organic Waste




The City of Sacramento provides curbside collection of garbage, organic waste, and recycling for residential properties which include single family homes, mixed use properties, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and some larger multifamily dwellings. Commercial services are not provided by the City.

Garbage and organic waste is collected weekly and recycling is collected every-other-week on either an A week or B week schedule. 

Household Junk Pickup is provided to residential properties only, from February to late October. Street sweeping is provided to both residential and commercial properties on public streets.

There is a yearly service guide booklet and dump coupon sent to customers in June/July. You can request a hard copy, or a version translated into Chinese, Hmong, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese from 311

View a digital copy of our annual service guide at the links below: 

Service Guide 2023-24: Collection Calendar A

Service Guide 2023-24: Collection Calendar B

View the 2022-2023 Service Guide.

General Collection Guidelines

Please follow the below guidelines when placing your containers out for collection:

  • Avoid over stacking and make sure lids are completely closed.
  • Crush and flatten materials for more space.
  • Place containers at the curb by 6:00am on collection day.
  • Place containers three feet apart (if possible) and away from any obstructions.
  • Please do not contaminate organic waste recycling or mixed recycling with garbage.
  • Please never bag mixed recyclables: keep bottles, cans, etc., loose in the bin.
  • Keep containers away from storm drains and out of bike lanes whenever possible.
  • Downtown/Midtown: Whenever possible, residents in restricted parking zones should place containers on the curb and not in the street or gutter
  • Containers should be out for service no earlier than twelve hours before your collection day, and should be returned to the storage area on your property within twelve hours of collection.
  • Storage locations must be within, adjacent to or behind a structure, building, fence, landscaping or other barrier that substantially screens the containers from the street or public right-of-way


Report a problem - missed service, illegal dumping, container repair or replacement, request a service guide: Call 3-1-1, use the free Sac311 app, email or go to

Container Sizes and Options

Choose the size and number of containers that are right for you. The City charges less for smaller garbage cans, and has a reduced rate for extra recycle and organic waste containers. Call 311 or go to to place an order. Your current container size is listed on your utility bill. 

Service Type

Container Size

Monthly Rate as of 1/1/23

Monthly Rate Starting 1/1/24


32-gallon (small)



64-gallon (medium)



96-gallon (large)



Mixed Recycling (blue container)

32, 64 or 96-gallon



Organic Waste (green container)




Food Waste only*




Start a New Service

Just moved to a new home? Need to start garbage and recycle service? Call (916) 808-5454. You can get more information on rates and billing on the billing page.