Green Waste Collection

The City of Modesto offers residents two options for disposing of green waste during the months of January through November (see note below):

  1. The 1st option is for small items, such as grass clippings and weeds, which should be placed in your green yard waste can.
  2. The 2nd option is for larger green waste such as tree trimmings. To properly dispose of these larger wood trimmings, follow the guidelines below and the schedule for collection.

Green waste collection crews work through the City each week according to the newly designated service areas as indicated on the Service Map :

  • The 1st full week of the month will be Area A (pink)
  • The 2nd full week of the month will be Area B (yellow)
  • The 3rd full week of the month will be Area C (green)
  • The 4th full week of the month will be Area D (blue)

Note: It may take up to one week to collect green waste in your area. For this purpose, weeks begin on Monday. 

Crews will not collect:

These are some examples of items that will not be collected by our Solid Waste Management team.
  • Bags
  • Boxes
  • Building materials
  • Cardboard
  • Concrete
  • Dirt
  • Ground cover
  • Household items
  • Junk
  • Plastic
  • Rocks
  • Scrap lumber
  • Sod
  • Tires
  • Trash or Hazardous Waste
  • Tree stumps

For information on where to dispose of these items, contact the Solid Waste Division