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. You can reach Gilton at (209) 527-3781 or 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 Unacceptable Items
Air Conditioners No Concrete or Asphalt
Doors, Ladders No Construction or Demolition Debris, Wood, Yard Waste
Exercise Equipment, Bicycles No Dead Animals
Large Appliances (ALL doors must be removed) No Hazardous Waste, Chemicals, Toxic Materials
Mattresses, Couches, Chairs No Household Garbage
Patio Furniture, Barbecues (Remove propane tank) No Items Associated With Businesses
Tables, Desks No Liquids, Paints, Solvents
Toilets, Sinks, Tubs, Hot Tubs No Plate Glass, TV's, Computer Monitors
Water Heaters, Water Softeners 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