The Environmental Services Division offers programs designed to meet the needs of the community while keeping the rates as low as possible.  While we are not able to provide services for all special wastes, we do our utmost to offer information about alternatives available to our community.

Holiday Programs
Curbside service is unaffected by holidays, with the exceptions of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. During those periods, residents will be notified in advance of the change to their pickup schedule. Please note: The pickup day is always moved one day later. For example, if your pickup day is Tuesday, your pickup would move to Wednesday, Wednesday would move to Thursday and so on.

Christmas Tree Recycling
West Sacramento residents may recycle their Christmas trees curbside by cutting them into sections small enough to fit in the yard waste cart. Place the pieces in the yard waste cart or place them (bundled) next to the yard waste cart and they will be collected on your regular service day. Please remove all tinsel, lights, ornaments, and stands.

Disposal Questions
Do you have items you are unsure how to dispose of? Please contact the Environmental Services Division for assistance at 617-4590 or e-mail us at

Used Motor Oil & Oil Filter Recycling
Recycling Used Motor Oil in West Sacramento is as close as the curb. Simply call the Utility Billing Department at 617-4589 and ask for a used motor oil container. After changing your oil, place the sealed oil collection container at the curb along with your drained and bagged oil filter on your regular service collection day. Waste Management will empty the oil from the container and leave the container for you to reuse the next time you change your oil.
You may also recycling your used motor oil & filters at the below locations:   

  • Auto Zone, 1400 W. Capitol Avenue (916) 372-6386
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts, 709 Jefferson Blvd (916) 372-1411

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