SACRAMENTO – The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities reminds its Containerized Yard Waste customers that their Leaf Season Loose-in-the-Street Yard Waste Collection begins Oct. 25 and will continue every-other-week through Dec.23.
Customers should note that their loose-in-the-street collection day is not the same as their containerized yard waste collection day. Residents who are unsure of their loose-in-the-street collection day can use the Pick-Up Day Finder at http://www.cityofsacramento.org/utilities/solid-waste-recycling or call 3-1-1.
Because Leaf Season brings large piles for collection, the City may fall behind in its scheduled collections. Customers can verify when the City will be collecting loose-in-the-street piles in their neighborhood by viewing the Leaf Collection Map at http://www.cityofsacramento.org/utilities beginning on Nov. 1.
Acceptable material for collection in the yard waste program is leaves, branches, and grass trimmings. Pet waste and fencing material is not accepted. Customers are requested to limit their tree trimming and to fill their container first and then to place overflow materials in a pile no bigger than 3’x3’x6’ on the street.
The Department of Utilities offers eight loose-in-the-street yard waste pick-ups to customers who use a container to collect and dispose of yard waste. A calendar of these pick-up days can be found at http://www.cityofsacramento.org/utilities.