Leaf season is leaving. Here’s the last day to have your foliage piles collected

City of Sacramento staff are reminding recycling and solid waste customers that the last day to place leaf piles on the street for collection is Jan. 24.

Public Works crews work to collect an average of 54 million pounds of leaves during leaf season, which typically lasts from November to January.

“After the last leaf collection, all yard waste should only be placed in your container for weekly collection,” said Erin Treadwell, the City’s integrated waste compliance manager.

Along with a rear-loading waste truck, the Claw, a 14,000 pound tractor with large leaf-collecting jaws on the front, visits residences approximately eight times during leaf season.

The Claw and crews in February will transition to the City’s household junk pickup program, which allows customers to make up to two appointments per year for a free pick up of acceptable bulky items including yard waste.

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