New calendar & reminder system for trash collection and handy ‘Waste Wizard’

Calendars & Reminders

New and improved collection day calendars for garbage, yard waste and recycling are available for viewing, downloading and printing at

The new system is more graphic and easier to read, and includes several helpful features:

  • Schedules can be downloaded to calendar apps or printed for easy reference
  • Get weekly reminders for your collection day by text or email
  • Customize the day and time you want to receive your reminders
  • Get service alerts if there will be collection changes or delays due to road closures, weather impacts or other issues

To access the calendar, residents can visit and click “Collection Calendar.”

The Department of Public Works, Recycling and Solid Waste Division, services 124,000 residential properties in the City of Sacramento.  The calendar system provides information for these customers.  Commercial properties, which include five-plex apartments and larger, should contact their commercial waste hauler for collection calendar information.

Waste Wizard – Recycle Wise. Sort Smart.

Waste Wizard

The City’s new Waste Wizard gives residents an easy way to find out if something can be recycled or how to properly and safely dispose of an item.

Thousands of materials are listed, from milk cartons to car engines, in an easy to search database.  The information listed will tell customers if the items can go into their city collection containers, is something that can be picked up through an appointment program, or the location of the closest facility that may take their items, such as a hazardous waste.

The Waste Wizard can be found at