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Organics Recycling 

For customers who do not currently have yard/green waste Service

The City of Sacramento is launching its new organics recycling program!

Starting July 1, all food scraps, food-soiled paper, and yard trimmings must be placed together in the curbside organic waste container (currently the yard/green waste container). Organic waste will be collected weekly for all customers.

There are some customers who do not currently have City yard/green waste service. These customers will be issued a new organics container* (dimensions below) for food waste and organic material which should be delivered to these properties between June 20th to 30th. Customers whose garbage container and mixed recycling (blue) container are picked up on opposite sides of the street should place the organics container on the same side as mixed recycling (blue container) unless notified otherwise. Mixed recycling will continue to be picked up every other week and organic waste is picked up weekly.

There is a slight delay to the organic container delivery for some customers. The remaining containers should all be delivered by July 5th.

Collection for the new service will occur weekly on the same day as garbage collection. Customers should see the new organic waste collection on their collection calendars by July 8th

Starting in July, a monthly charge of $10.02 for this new service will appear on the bill of customers who currently do not have City yard/green waste service. More information is being sent directly to impacted customers.

Why is this new service needed?

The new recycling program is required by state law, Senate Bill 1383, which mandates all organic waste be diverted from the landfill and recycled. Californians throw away nearly 6 million tons of food scraps each year, accounting for 15-20% of all landfilled material.

When organic matter goes in the landfill it creates methane, a greenhouse gas over 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide over time. But when organic material goes to an organic waste processing facility, it can be repurposed into a nutrient-rich compost — keeping it out of the landfill and reducing greenhouse gases. 

Find more information on SB 1383 and organics recycling here

*The new container will be for food waste, food-soiled paper and any yard trimmings. 

~32 gallon

Height  38 4/5 in.
Width   19 4/5 in.
Depth   24 4/5 in.