Take Care Of Your Green Waste, Yo!

City officials this week issued a press release in an effort to remind residents the rules of “yard waste.”
Apparently, some of us city folk have had a hard time differentiating from seasonal loose-in-street collections and use of the optional green waste can and it’s costing the city money.
Here’s the deal:
  • Yard waste consists of leaves, fruit and other organic matter commonly found in a yard. It does not include pet waste, concrete, or fencing materials.
  • All yard waste must fit in the container for collection.
  • Customers may put waste loose-in-the-street for collection eight times per year. These include Christmas tree pick-up, leaf season and pruning season. A calendar of the eight weeks that yard waste may be placed loose-in-the-street for collection can be found at www.cityofsacramento.org/utilities.
  • Residents who do not wish to participate in the program need to call 311 to opt out of the program.
  • While the Program is voluntary, customers who have a container and who place waste on the street for collection when it is not allowed will be contacted by the Department of Utilities and provided education and an opportunity to continue in the program.
The City’s Containerized Yard Waste program is voluntary and offers residents the ability to utilize a container for the weekly collection of yard waste. Residents who participate in this program currently receive a 23% discount on their monthly yard waste collection bill.
If a resident in the program is not participating correctly, Department of Utilities’ staff will make contact with the resident to remind them of the rules of the program. Residents who wish to opt-out of the program should call 3-1-1 or email [email protected]

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