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Modesto Garbage Companies

The City of Modesto contracts with Gilton Solid Waste Management and Bertolotti Disposal Service for all garbage and recycling collection services. Each company has an exclusive service area as deemed by the Modesto City Council, thus your garbage company is determined by which street you live on.

Service Area Map (PDF) View

Gilton Solid Waste uses a "one-pass" truck system, meaning the same truck picks up the garbage can and the yard waste can. The truck is divided internally to keep the materials separate, note the two doors on the backview below. Bertolotti Disposal Service uses one truck for the black garbage can and one for the green yard waste can.

Gilton One-pass Truck
Gilton One-Pass Truck
Back View
Back View
Bertolotti Disposal Truck
Bertolotti Disposal Truck

Please call the appropriate company to make appointments for the Bulky Item Program,
Used Oil Program, Waste Tire Recycling, CRT Program or for any general questions about your garbage service.

Garbage collection hours are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in residential areas.

Garbage companies take only four holidays per year: New Years Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. These holidays may cause your garbage service to be delayed by one day during the appropriate week.

Company Phone Address Hours
Bertolotti Disposal Service (209) 537-8000 231 Flamingo Road (Crows Landing Rd./ Whitmore Ave.) Transfer Station:
Mon-Sat 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Office: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gilton Solid Waste Management (209) 527-3781 800 S. McClure Road (Off Finch Rd. near Airport)

755 S. Yosemite Avenue,
Transfer Station:
Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Sat-Sun 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Office: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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