Update from the City of West Sacramento on the Coronavirus
- The City of West Sacramento proclaimed a local state of emergency on March 16, 2020 to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health threat. This proclamation allows the City to streamline the process of obtaining resources in the form of funding, mutual aid, and operations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- City Hall, the Recreation Center, Community Center and related programs are now closed to the public through at least Monday, April 13, 2020. Non-essential City staff in those buildings will be telecommuting or on leave during this time.
- The City’s core public services will not be affected and will continue, including police and fire services, operations and maintenance of critical infrastructure (sewer and water), garbage and recycling services, limited parks maintenance, and management of the City’s emergency operations center.
- Please note: all programs related to Environmental Services (including the Smart Controller Rebate program) are currently on hold. This does not include your trash, recycling and organic service.
- During this time, Waste Management may be reached by visiting www.sacramentovalley.wm.com or by emailing email@example.com.
- Effective March 23rd, Waste Management suspended its door-to-door household hazardous waste (HHW) collection program.
- Effective March 30th, Waste Management suspended the bulky waste collection appointment program.
- Effective March 30th, Waste Management will not collect extra materials (trash, recycling, organics). Customers may use their own cans for extra materials but WM cautions that they cannot guarantee those carts will not be damaged or accidentally dropped into the collection vehicle by the automated loader.
- Effective March 27th, Yolo County Landfill stopped accepting self-haul loads and will only accept business and Landfill account customers. The Landfill will also now be closed on Sundays.
- Effective March 29th, Yolo County Landfill suspended the residential HHW drop-off program. The commercial HHW appointments will continue and residents who are 65 and over or have a disability may still use the County’s HHW appointment program by calling (530) 666-8813.
New State Mandated Organic Recycling Requirements
State Assembly bill 1826 specifies multifamily complexes with 5 or more units who generate waste at threshold levels (4 or more cubic yards of solid waste weekly) must recycle landscape waste and non-hazardous wood waste. To learn more about the mandatory organic recycling (MOR) requirements visit the Cal Recycle Organic Recycling page. Apartments can add organics services by contacting Waste Management direct at (866) 844-1508.
Waste Management, Inc. is the exclusive front load and cart trash
service provider in West Sacramento. Property managers may contact Waste Management directly to set-up or make changes to trash service at (800) 374-4778 or wm.com.
Property Managers: if your complex has 5 or more units, State law requires you to have a recycling program. The city is here to help! For assistance setting up your no additional cost recycling service, call the city today at (916) 617-4590 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents: if your apartment complex does not currently offer recycling services, please let your
complex manager know you would like to recycle. There is no additional cost to the complex to add mixed recycling services, and the complex could actually lower their service costs by diverting the recyclables from the trash.
The City is here to help residents living in apartment complexes recycle right. We offer educational information on what can be recycled in your mixed recycling container and recycling tote bags to carry your recyclables to the recycling bin. Call (916) 617-4590 for more information.
To learn more about mandatory recycling requirements for apartments visit: www.calrecycle.ca.gov/recycle/commercial
How to Recycle
Confused about what can be recycled? Check out our brochure! You can also call us at (916) 617-4590 or email at email@example.com. To see a list of other recycling and disposal options, visit our A-Z Page.