City Honors & Awards

Modesto. The name of our city is derived from the Spanish word, "Modest," but as you can see, we have a lot to brag about! Here, we chronicle our awards and recognition. Find out all the ways Modesto is a terrific place to live, work and play.

Featured Articles

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    Organic Recycling and Modesto's Green Can

    Since 1997 Modesto residents have used both a black and green can as part of their standard garbage service. But these two cans are radically different in what they contain, how they are treated, and their impact on the City. Read on...
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    New Watering Schedule Effective April 1st

    On April 1, 2018, customers in Modesto, Salida, and Empire will move to a three-day weekly watering schedule. Customers in Turlock, Grayson, Ceres Walnut Manor, and Del Rio will remain on a two-day schedule. Schedule in effect through October 31. Read on...