Bulky Item Pick Up

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.

Acceptable Items    

  • Air Conditioners    
  • Doors, Ladders    
  • Exercise Equipment, Bicycles   
  • Plastic or Fake Christmas Trees 
  • Large Appliances (all doors must be removed)  
  • Mattresses, Couches, Chairs   
  • Patio Furniture, Barbecues (Remove propane tank)    
  • Tables, Desks    
  • Toilets, Sinks, Tubs, Hot Tubs    
  • Water Heaters, Water Softeners    

Unacceptable Items

  • 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

 Important Notes

  • 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
  • Items must be placed in front of your own home
  • No items will be collected in the alley
  • Small items must be placed in the black garbage can
Refrigerator Waiting for Pick Up
Refrigerator Laying on its Side

View the Municipal Code (Title 5, Chapter 5, Article 143) for more specific information regarding this offering.