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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 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 $37.96.

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.

What Can I Put Out for Household Junk Pickup? 

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