The City of Modesto offers its residential garbage service customers a convenient way to dispose of large bulky household items via the Bulky Item Collection Program. Each residential garbage service customer may have 2 pick-ups per calendar year. Residents must contact their garbage company to set a collection appointment. Items should be placed out the evening before the scheduled collection day. The local garbage companies can be reached at:
Gilton at 209-527-3781
Bertolotti at 209-537-8000
To look up the garbage company that services your home, view the service area map.
Please do not place items out for collection until the evening before your scheduled appointment.
Exercise Equipment, Bicycles
Plastic or Fake Christmas Trees
Large Appliances (all doors must be removed)
Mattresses, Couches, Chairs
Patio Furniture, Barbecues (Remove propane tank)
Toilets, Sinks, Tubs, Hot Tubs
Water Heaters, Water Softeners
No Concrete or Asphalt
No Construction or Demolition Debris, Wood, Yard Waste
No Dead Animals
No Hazardous Waste, Chemicals, Toxic Materials
No Household Garbage
No Items Associated With Businesses
No Liquids, Paints, Solvents
No Plate Glass, TV's, Computer Monitors
No Tires, Automobile Parts
All items must be placed in the street against the curb
Do not block sidewalks, fire hydrants, storm drains, garbage cans, etc.
Dumpster customers are not eligible for this program