Yes, it’s required by law, that all residents put any food scraps, food-soiled paper, and yard trimmings, regardless if the amount is minimal, in the Organics cart starting July 2022. Organic materials will no longer be accepated in the Garbage cart unless eligible for a physical space waiver or low census tract waiver - see exception to participation below.
For those customers who have not had a cart for yard trimmings:
The County mailed/emailed notices to these customers that they are required to participate in weekly organics collection once the Organics cart is delivered. If you received the notice, the County is working to complete the delivery of 30-gallon Organics carts to all those notified.
Exception to participation:
A physical space constraint waiver application is available to customers who are currently exempt from yard trimmings collection services and who cannot accommodate a 30-gallon Organics cart at their residence. Customers must complete and submit the physical space waiver request form that includes documentation (such as photos) to support the request. Staff will review the request and conduct a site assessment where necessary to either approve or deny the waiver request. In some circumstances, such as a mobile home park setting, shared cart service may be an option. To apply for a physical space constraint waiver, please complete and submit the Residential Physical Space Waiver request form.
A low population census tract waiver is available for those in an area with a population density of less than 75 people per square mile. In accordance with Sacramento County Code section 6.20.460, a Low Population Census Tract Waiver may be issued to properties located in a State approved low population census tract area. Residents are able to verify if they reside in an approved low population census tract by using the Census Reporter
. After confirming that your service address is located in a low population census tract and if you wish to seek approval of a Low Population Census Tract Waiver, please email SacGreenTeam@SacCounty.gov
with your contact information, including service address and garbage account number. This waiver is for residents of the unincorporated County who receive curbside cart service from the Sacramento County Department of Waste Management and Recycling or its contractor, Central Valley Waste Services.