Curbside Mixed Recycling Collection

We provide residents of the unincorporated County with every-other week mixed recycling collection service. Bi-weekly collection is alternated with green waste collection.



Residents can receive 30, 60 or 90-gallon mixed recycling container and can receive one or more additional mixed recycling containers for no additional charge.  You may have received one of our new blue recycling containers, replacing the old style green recycling container with the green "Recycling" sticker. 

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Service Instructions:
  • Green waste and mixed recyclables are collected on an alternating week basis. Green waste is collected one week and mixed recyclables the next
  • Containers must be placed at the curbside no later than 6 a.m., on the scheduled collection day, holidays included
  • Containers must be placed on the street (as shown below) so as to not block pedestrian use
  • Containers must be placed a minimum of six feet away from cars and other stationary objects to avoid risk of property damage
  • Containers must be removed from the curbside once they have been serviced and stored on the side or back of property
  • If a container is full prior to the regular collection day, contact Customer Service and request an unscheduled service for an additional charge

Materials must fall freely from the container when dumped, so do not compact materials in the container. Containers may not be serviced if they are overfilled, are not accessible, or include inappropriate materials.

Unauthorized removal of recyclables from a curbside container is considered scavenging and is a crime pursuant to Section 6.20.160 of the Sacramento County Code. To report a recyclables scavenger, call the Sacramento County Information hotline at 916-875-5656 or TDD 916-875-7105.


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Curbside Used Motor Oil, Cooking Oil & Oil Filter Recycling:

Used motor oil, cooking oil and oil filters are collected on the same day as mixed recycling only. Please follow the guidelines below when placing your used motor oil, cooking oil and oil filters at the curb:

  • Place oil in a rigid or semi-rigid plastic container not to exceed five (5) quarts in size (examples include juice jugs, five (5) quart motor oil container, detergent bottle, 2-liter soda bottle, milk jug, or water jug).
  • Container top must be securely closed to prevent any spillage (e.g. screw-top lid). Recycle Used Motor oil graphic
  • All snap top lids must be taped shut.
  • Oil filters must be placed in a sealed plastic bag (please drain your filters before bagging).
  • Do not place oil filters in the mixed recycling container.
  • Do not contaminate used motor oil or cooking oil by mixing it with other automotive fluids.
  • Used motor oil, cooking oil and oil filters will be collected on the same day that your mixed recycling container is serviced.
  • We request that residents put out no more than three (3) gallons of oil per recycling collection day.
  • Used motor oil, cooking oil and oil filters should be placed on the ground at least three (3) feet away from the mixed recycling container.
  • Learn more about recycling motor oil in Sacramento County. 




Additional Information:

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Contact us:

To request any type of repair or replacement for garbage, green waste or mixed recycling containers, or for additional information, contact us between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mon.- Fri., excluding major holidays, at:

There is no extra charge for repairing or replacing damaged containers.