Garbage & Recycling

Compost Classes

The City of Modesto partners with MJC Community Education to offer Backyard Composting Classes to local residents. The classes are free for all Modesto* residents. The fee for non-residents is $35. Two classes are offered each spring and fall. Please contact MJC at (209) 575-6063 for dates, times and registration; space is limited. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for $5 off a backyard compost bin purchased through the City of Modesto.

Click here to view the compost class schedule. 

For more information, call MJC Community Education at (209) 575-6063.

The Earth Machine backyard compost bins are available for purchase from the City of Modesto for $39 plus tax. Bins may be purchased at the Utility Billing Office, 1010 10th Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 2100. Lobby hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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*City residents must live in zip codes 95350-95358.