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Yard waste

OrganicS & Yard Waste

Curbside collection of containerized organic waste occurs weekly. All residential properties in the City of Sacramento must use containers for organic waste recycling. Yard waste must not be placed in the street - except during leaf season from November - January. No food waste or food-soiled paper should be placed in the street at any time but only disposed of in the curbside organic waste container. Customers who need additional organic waste service can contact Customer Service at 3-1-1 (or 916-264-5011 outside City limits) or use the free Household Junk Pickup program.

Organics Recycling

For more information check here.

Leaf Season

Citywide collection of yard waste piles will occur only in November, December and January. Please fill your organic waste container first before placing extra material out in a pile in front of your residence. Only place yard waste on the street for pickup and no food waste. 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