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THE CITY OF SACRAMENTO IS LAUNCHING ITS NEW ORGANICS RECYCLING PROGRAM THIS JULY

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

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. The new organics recycling program will turn these food scraps into nutrient dense compost.

Kitchen Food Scrap Collection Pail Giveaway

To help ease customers into the new program and learn how to recycle food waste at home, the City of Sacramento will be offering City customers a free kitchen countertop food waste pail to collect food scraps and food-soiled paper for curbside organic waste recycling.

Sample food waste collection pail 

Kitchen pails (pictured) will be available for pickup at seven community centers located throughout the City from mid-June to mid-September. Each City household is eligible for one pail.

The City will also host two weekend giveaway events at Sutter's Landing Park. Customers must register to pickup a pail, and bring their confirmation to the pickup (paper copy or digital). 

Please use this link to confirm your address is eligible. If your address is eligible, a link will pop up to a short registration form and you will be able to view pickup dates and locations and make your choice.  If you are having issues with the form or have questions, please email sacrecycle@cityofsacramento.org

 

TIPS FOR COLLECTING FOOD WASTE AT HOME

Do not put your food waste into the yard/green waste container until July 1.