This is the last week that the claw will be scooping up yard waste in this winter season in the city of Sacramento.
Curbside collection, which began Oct. 19, is scheduled to end at the end of January. The leaf season is over, and the claw vehicles will retire from picking up piles along city streets until next fall.
About 27,000 tons of yard waste are scooped up on streets or dumped into city trucks from green cans filled by residents.
Residents will be limited to filling wheeled green waste containers until the next leaf season.