Garbage Collection


Citrus Heights residents are provided with weekly garbage service. Residents have a choice of a 32-, 64-, or 96-gallon garbage container. Residents are also provided with mixed recycling and green waste collection containers. The standard green waste and mixed recycling carts are 96-gallon, but residents may request smaller containers if desired. The price will not change.

Missed Pickup

To report a missed garbage pickup, contact customer service at 916-725-9060.

Collection Schedule

Garbage service is provided on a weekly basis. Containers must be at the curbside no later than 5:30 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.

See the Map/Schedule for Residential Garbage Collection (PDF) in Citrus Heights. If you have questions about the new garbage collection route, please contact the General Services Department at 916-727-4770.

Container Placement

Please place containers on the street side as shown below, so they do not block pedestrian use of sidewalks. Keep containers a minimum of 6 feet away from cars, boats, and other stationary objects to avoid risk of private property damage.

Container Setout

Please note that green waste and mixed recycling are collected on alternating weeks. See the recycling calendar (PDF) or call 916-725-9060 to request a collection schedule.

Placement & Storage

Please remove containers from the curbside after they are serviced on collection day. The appearance of neighborhoods would be improved if residents stored containers in side yards or backyards after servicing.

Container Replacement or Repair

To request any type of repair or replacement for garbage, green waste, or mixed recycling containers, please contact customer service by calling 916-725-9060.

Other Information

  • Materials must fall freely from a container when dumped.
  • Containers may not be serviced if they are overfilled, are not accessible, or include inappropriate materials.

Mandatory Garbage Collection Service

The City of Citrus Heights has an ordinance for mandatory garbage collection service for all improved parcels within the city limits. Mandatory garbage collection service is typical in cities and counties throughout the country and is the standard for most California jurisdictions. Mandatory garbage collection promotes and preserves public health, safety, and enhances the community by eliminating the financial motivation for illegal dumping of refuse, the accumulation of waste at homes and businesses, trash-burning, or theft of service from neighbors or businesses.

Residential garbage service in Citrus Heights is provided by Republic Services. The garbage billing account is placed in the property owner's name as of the date of ownership transfer. Please contact Republic Services at 916-725-9060 or 916-638-9000 if needed to change cart sizes, to change billing address, etc.

Sometimes circumstances arise where suspending garbage service for a time is appropriate, such as when there has been a house fire or other condition that has caused the home to become uninhabitable or extended vacancy. In these cases, property owners can apply for a temporary exemption from mandatory garbage collection service. Exemptions from mandatory garbage collection service are not intended to be used for real estate on the market for sale or for rental properties. To learn more about applying for a temporary exemption, please contact the General Services Department at 916-727-4770.