Are you looking for the Elk Grove Trash Schedule? You’ve landed in the right place! Our comprehensive guide provides:

  • Up-to-date information on trash collection days.
  • Recycling pick-up schedules.
  • Special waste disposal services in Elk Grove.

Stay informed about your area’s latest updates and tips for efficient waste management. Keep your neighborhood clean and green with our easy-to-follow Elk Grove Trash Schedule.

Elk Grove Trash Schedule

If you want to know about your waste collection schedule, follow the below steps:

  • Visit the official government website here.
  • Scroll down and click on “calendar”. 
  • Enter your home address and click on the search
Elk Grove Trash Schedule
  • And you will have your trash pickup schedule.

Elk Grove Holiday Trash Schedule

New years dayJan 1
Independence dayJuly 4
Labor daySep 2
Thanksgiving day 2024Nov 28
Christmas DayDec 25

Elk Grove Trash Collection Map

Elk Grove Bulk Waste Pickup

In California, you can schedule a bulky waste pickup three times a year on the same day as your regular trash collection.

It is easy – call (916) 635-2500 and schedule a time. Remember, do not put your bulky items out more than 24 hours before your appointment.

If you do, you might get a citation for illegal dumping. This also applies if others add things to your pile without you knowing.

For residents in nearby Folsom, checking the Folsom trash schedule can help you stay informed about similar services in that area.

Acceptable Items For Bulk Pickup

Acceptable materials include items such as the following:

  • Old toys
  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • PVC pipes (not to exceed 4″ in diameter and 5′ in length)
  • Junk
  • Pruning waste
  • Lumber (not to exceed 4″ in diameter and 5′ in length. Fencing must be disassembled)
  • Tree branches
  • TV’s*
  • Computer monitors

Unacceptable Items For Bulk Pickup

Unacceptable materials include items such as the following:

  • Commercial waste
  • Dirt
  • Rocks
  • Bricks
  • Tree stumps
  • Heavy materials, such as large car parts (bumpers & engines).
  • Combustible materials
  • Liquids
  • Toxic materials
  • Household garbage
  • Steel pipes
  • Batteries

Oversized Piles

If you are setting out a big pile of stuff for pickup, like over 5 cubic yards, The team at Republic Services will take away the first 5 cubic yards.

They will leave a note saying they cannot take it all if there is more. Based on their prices, they might pick up everything and bill you extra.

Remember, if anything is left behind, you should clear it away fast to dodge getting a ticket.

Also Visit: The Long Beach Trash Schedule

Elk Grove Recycling Schedule

Get your trash picked up weekly with a 32, 64, or 96-gallon bin. They also take care of organic waste every week.


When to put out your mixed recycling? It’s easy – call Republic Services at 916-635-2500 and ask if you are on Schedule A or B. Do not miss a collection – download the calendar or use the ReCollect tool on their website by entering your address.

You will get weekly reminders, so you are always on track. Need more than one bin for recycling and organics? No problem – up to three bins are free.

Also, drop household hazardous waste off at the Special Waste Collection Center without extra cost.

Acceptable items for Recycling

  • Plastic containers (#1-7)
  • Tin and steel cans
  • Aluminum cans and foil
  • All Glass bottles and jars (clean)
  • Small scrap metal
  • All Mixed paper (magazines, junk mail, office paper, computer paper, catalogs, paperboard, telephone books, paper grocery bags, paper egg cartons, envelopes, legal pad backing)
  • Aluminum foil and trays
  • Chipboard boxes (such as cereal, tissue boxes, and shoeboxes)
  • Shredded paper (placed in a paper bag and stapled at the top)
  • Rigid Plastic (kids toys – all metal and batteries must be removed)
  • Cardboard

Unacceptable Items For Recycling

  • Plastic/wax-coated milk, soup, or juice cartons
  • Household garbage
  • Remodeling and demo debris
  • Styrofoam
  • Concrete, dirt, or rocks
  • Food-contaminated paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, or glass (examples: soiled pizza boxes or peanut butter jars that have not been scraped clean)
  • Animal Waste
  • Household glass (dishes or window glass)
  • Any type of yard clippings, wood, or green waste
  • Plastic bags, plastic cling film, plastic bread bags
  • Metal hangers  

Rules for Recycling Items

  • Set Out Time: Place your containers at the curb before 6:00 am on collection day, but not on Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • Correct Placement: Position containers at the curbside, lids facing the street. Keep them off sidewalks.
  • Spacing: Ensure a 3-foot gap between each container for driver access.
  • Safe Distance: Keep containers at least 6 feet from cars, boats, and other objects to prevent damage.
  • Post-Collection: Remove containers from the curb within 24 hours after they have been serviced.

Elk Grove Junk Removal

Company NameContact Info
GNS Junk Removal Sacramento+1 916-690-1938
Beyond Junk Removal+1 916-698-4300
RS Junk Hauling+1 916-359-9935
Junk Removal Elk Grove+1 916-269-4904

Elk Grove Trash Schedule FAQs

How can I dispose of old or expired medications?

You can safely dispose of old or expired medications by taking them to a local pharmacy participating in a take-back program. Alternatively, check for community drug take-back events.

How can I dispose of old paint, CFLs, pool chemicals, etc.?

Use your local hazardous waste disposal facility for items like old paint, CFL bulbs, and pool chemicals. They are equipped to handle such materials safely.

How can I dispose of an old mattress?

Contact your local waste management service to dispose of an old mattress for large item pickup. Some areas also have specialized recycling programs for mattresses.

Where can I turn in my bottles and cans for cash?

You can turn in bottles and cans for cash at recycling centers or redemption points in areas with a bottle bill. Many grocery stores also offer this service.

What can I recycle?

You can recycle paper, cardboard, glass bottles, plastic containers, and metal cans. Check with your local recycling program for specific guidelines that vary by location.


We trust this guide has helped navigate the Elk Grove trash pickup schedule. Our aim is always to offer the latest and most accurate information.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require anything more or have any questions.

We are here to assist you in making waste management simple and efficient in Elk Grove. Your feedback and inquiries are always welcome, helping us to serve you better.



Jimmy Carter specializes in providing up-to-date information on trash schedules for cities and states across the USA. With a passion for community service and sustainability, Jimmy is committed to helping people reduce their environmental impact and keep their neighborhoods clean.

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