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2021 Residential Leaf Season Collection

First Day Out: November 1, 2021

Last Day Out: January 23, 2022 February 7, 2022 (this is the last day to put out your leaf pile, as your collection day may shift during the week as our crews make their collections, and your pile may not be collected if not put out on the street by February 7th.)

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Claw Schedule:

The claw will make at least seven collections on each street during leaf season. Starting October 25, 2021 You can use the SacRecycle Collection Calendar or SacRecycle app to receive an estimate of the next collection date. In the early part of the season, time between collections may be shorter. As leaf drop volume grows, and if wind and rainstorms occur, it can take crews longer rotate through the entire city.

The schedule is updated daily based on volume of yard waste from the previous day, weather conditions and equipment availability. Check the calendar frequently since collection dates change often. Crews work rain or shine, including holidays.

Fill Containers First

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 Weekly residential yard waste container collection will continue year-round on a customer's usual collection day. RSW will make 13 container collections during leaf season. When customers consistently use their container along with the pile, streets are cleaner faster and more parking is available. 


Leaf Pile Guidelines

can and pile placement for leaf season

  • Piles should be no more than five cubic yards in size (4'X4'X9' pile).  Limbs must be cut to three feet or less in length and no more than four inches in diameter.
  • Place the pile six feet from any obstruction (cars, boats, basketball hoops etc.)
  • Make sure there is space between the curb and pile to allow water to flow to storm drains.
  • When possible, avoid placing piles in bike lanes.
  • Do not put pet waste in any yard waste pile or container. Pet waste goes into the garbage container.
  • Piles should not be in plastic bags.
  • Christmas Trees will be accepted in piles
  • Materials Accepted/Not Accepted