Leaf season pickup has been extended until early February

Due to the late-season leaf drop, the City of Sacramento’s Recycling and Solid Waste Division has extended its street yard-waste collection into early February.   

Feb. 7 is the final day that residents can put piles in the street to be picked up by the Claw. 

“Leaf season normally runs every year from November through January,” said Jesa David, media and communications specialist for Recycling and Solid Waste Division. “This extension will ensure all the material in the street is collected.” 

During leaf season residents can pile their yard waste in the street for pickup in addition to using their yard waste container. This service occurs at least seven times throughout the season, and crews work through all the neighborhoods systematically. Find tips to keeping tidy leaf piles on the City’s website. 

After leaf season is over, the same crews and equipment are dedicated to collecting for household junk pickups, which can be scheduled February through October by contacting City Customer Service at 3-1-1 or 916-808-5011 or making an online service request. 

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