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Before you throw something in the garbage, consider if it is really garbage, or if it can be recycled. In 2014, all residential customers will receive two appointments- per year – for the free pickup of acceptable bulky items including yard waste. Household Junk Pickup occurs during February through October.

To request an appointment:

1. Call 311 or

2. Make and online request at Sac311 or;

3. Use the Sac 311 App for Iphone or Android.

Your pile should not exceed 4’X4’X9′ – approximately the size of the bed of a pickup truck.

More Household Junk Pickup Guidelines

Dump Coupon

Starting July 1, 2013, Recycling and Solid Waste customers will be able to call 311 to request one dump coupon good for a free load of material to be dumped at the Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station (SRTS) at 8491 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, CA 95826.

A load can be up to five (5) cubic yards 4’x4’x9′ – approximately the amount you can fit into the bed of a small pickup truck. Loads in excess of five cubic yards will be charged to dispose of the extra material per SRTS posted rates. Review our Collection Guidelines here.

What’s banned from your can?

Dirt – Rock – Asphalt – Construction or building materials. These materials can be taken to Certified Construction and Demolition Debris Sorting Facilities.

Household hazardous waste – paint, batteries, chemicals, as well as E-waste, oil, fluorescent bulbs and medical sharps all require special handling and are illegal to dispose of in your garbage container. Check out our Household Hazardous Waste page for information on proper disposal, and programs where the city will pick up batteries, oil and fluorescent bulbs at your door.