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The Recycling and Solid Waste Division provides garbage, recycling, yard waste collection and street sweeping to more than 124,000 residential customers in the City of Sacramento.

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Seasonal Services

Household Junk Pickup

 Schedule a household junk pickup to get rid of junk or large yard waste prunings.  Household Junk by appointment is available February through October.

Recycle Oil, Batteries & Bulbs

Oil, batteries and light bulbs take special handling. We'll pick them up with an appointment

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Mar 22 - Learn how to recycle yard waste, fruit and vegetable scraps and other organic materials into a valuable soil amendment right in your own yard. Worm Fancy will also be on hand to demonstrate vermicomposting (composting with worms) and a seasonal gardening topic will be discussed. All attendees will receive a backyard composting guide. Free coffee will be provided courtesy of Starbucks. GEOBIN Compost Bins will be on sale for $15 (City residents only and must attend seminar to receive special offer - limited to one per household while supplies last) At the seminar you will learn: • How composting works • What materials you should and should not compost • Getting the right balance of food, air and moisture • Maintaining your compost pile • Vermicomposting (composting with worms) And more... Two Sessions: 8-9am 9-10am Read Post

Mar 13 - Free tire disposal for passenger car or truck tires (without rims). * No charge to Sacramento residents * No more than eight (8) tires will be accepted per vehicle. * Only tires will be accepted at the event. For more information visit This event is sponsored by the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corp and the City of Sacramento, Recycling and Solid Waste Division Read Post

Mar 09 - National Pack Your Lunch Day is tomorrow. Don't forget to use reusable food containers and water bottles. Read Post

Feb 28 - Check our Facebook events for a free backyard composting seminar on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Find out more here: Read Post

Feb 19 - City waste collection crews work on all City Holidays! Place waste containers on street by 6:00 AM. Read Post