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No, City trash cans are placed in the parks and on downtown streets to eliminate litter in these areas. The trash cans are not for household waste. The cost to dispose of the large amounts of household waste is reducing money dedicated to performing other critical services. Please help us to keep disposal costs down by not placing household waste in the City’s trash cans.
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There are many ways to recycle and reduce waste in Yreka. You would be surprised by how many items can be recycled and reused. Most e-waste, and many other items, like batteries, TVs and computer monitors, can be disposed of for free at the county transfer station. View more information on recycling e-waste. While there is no citywide effort to compost, many local organizations participate in composting and reducing organic material that is sent to land fills.
Visit the City of Yreka's Recycling page to find locations where you can drop off your recycling.
Safely disposing of hazardous materials is critical to protecting not only the health and safety of Yreka's residents, but it is also important because it ensures the protection of the surrounding environment. Visit Siskiyou County's Environmental Health page to learn about how you can safely dispose of hazardous materials
The property owner owns and is responsible for maintaining the entire sewer lateral from the plumbing in the property owner's buildings, up to and including the connection to the sewer main in the street. If there is a clog in the sewer lateral, it is the property owner's responsibility to clear it. City crews are not allowed onto private property in order to clean or maintain privately owned sewer laterals. View the Sewer page for more information.
The property owner owns and is responsible for maintaining the water lateral from the connection(s) in the building, up to, and including the connection to the water meter. View the water page to find more information.
Public Works maintains street lights in the City of Yreka. If you would like to report a street light that is out, call the Public Works Maintenance Division at 530-841-2370. View the Streetlights page to find out more.
The property owner is responsible for sidewalk repairs. View the California Streets and Highway Code - Maintenance of Sidewalks (PDF) for more information.
Caltrans is responsible for removing snow from State Route 3 and 263, which includes Main Street, Montague Road, and Fort Jones Road.
Public Works plows streets when snow depth reaches 4 to 6 inches at the Yreka Police Station. View the snow removal page for more information.
City streets are swept as needed. View the maintenance page to find out more.
Grass is cut in City parks every other week. Contact the Public Works office to learn more.